Graduate School to host virtual Town Hall on April 9

April 02, 2020

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — The Graduate School will host a virtual town hall at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 9, at to provide updates and answer graduate students’ questions about the school’s response to the novel coronavirus pandemic.

“We wanted to give our graduate students, who often have unique issues, an additional opportunity beyond the previous March 24 virtual Town Hall events to pose other questions and concerns as the University confronts the outbreak,” said Regina Vasilatos-Younken, vice provost for graduate education and dean of the Graduate School.

Accompanying Vasilatos-Younken for the hour-long event will be:

  • Nick Jones, executive vice president and provost;
  • Sarah Ades, associate dean for graduate student affairs;
  • Michael Verderame, senior associate dean;
  • Stephanie Danette Preston, associate dean for graduate educational equity and chief diversity officer for graduate education; and
  • Roger Brindley, vice provost for Global Programs.

Graduate students are invited to submit their questions anonymously in advance through this Google form by noon on Monday, April 6.

The event will be recorded and archived for later viewing.

Answers to questions about the Graduate School’s response to the coronavirus pandemic may be found here. For the latest information on Penn State’s response to the outbreak, go to

Last Updated April 08, 2020