Chancellor to Attend Forum, Conference

Apr 01, 2019

Dr. Dan Greenstein, chancellor of Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education, will be on campus April 24.


Chancellor Dan Greenstein. 

As part of his second visit to Cal U’s campus, Dr. Dan Greenstein, chancellor of Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education, will deliver the keynote address at the fifth annual Strike a Spark Conference. 

His keynote address for the conference will be at 11 a.m. April 24 in the south wing of the Convocation Center.

At 1 p.m., Greenstein will hold an open forum in the Performance Center, inside the Natali Student Center — a change from the previously announced schedule. After a short presentation about the State System’s redesign, the chancellor will take questions from the audience.

The entire campus community is welcome to attend the conference and the forum.

Greenstein took office on Sept. 4, and visited Cal U last October during his initial tour of all 14 State System universities.

Greenstein is the fifth chancellor to lead the State System since its founding in 1983. Before coming to Pennsylvania, he led the Postsecondary Success strategy at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. He also was a top administrator in the University of California system.

Dr. Gregg Gould, director of the Center for Undergraduate Research, said the Strike a Spark Planning Committee reached out to President Geraldine M. Jones, who enthusiastically extended an invitation to the Chancellor.

“Obviously all of us involved with the planning for this year’s conference are very pleased to have such a high-profile keynote speaker and one that is certainly very interested in the research, scholarship, and creative activities of our students and faculty,” said Gould.  

“Being our fifth anniversary it's very special to have Chancellor Greenstein here and I am confident he will leave with a very positive impression of Cal U’s academic achievements, and the energy and enthusiasm of our presenters and performers.”