Graduate students urged to take survey on virtual town hall

April 15, 2020

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Graduate students who viewed the Graduate School’s April 9 virtual Town Hall event are being asked for their input through a brief survey. 

The virtual Town Hall event has been archived and is available for viewing online at

Regina Vasilatos-Younken, vice provost for graduate education and dean of the Graduate School, hosted the event to address students questions and concerns about the school’s efforts to confront the coronavirus.  

Accompanying Vasilatos-Younken for the event were:  

  • 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. 

Students were invited to submit their questions anonymously ahead of the event. 

Answers about the Graduate School’s response to the coronavirus pandemic may be found at  

For the latest information on Penn State’s response to the outbreak, go to  


Last Updated April 15, 2020