SRU to host system chancellor April 15


March 27, 2019

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Dan Greenstein, chancellor of Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education, will visit Slippery Rock University April 15 for the second round of his "listening and learning tour." He first visited SRU Oct. 15.

"I look forward to continuing the conversations we started in the fall. I was impressed with the commitment of each of our institutions to their particular mission, and their universal goal of improving the lives and capabilities of individuals so that they could go forward and contribute in some way to the betterment of their communities," Greenstein said.

Greenstein will host an open forum from 10-11:30 a.m., in the Smith Student Center Theatre. All students, staff and faculty are invited to attend.

Daniel Greenstein


Prior to the open forum, the chancellor will meet with the president, an invited group of senior leaders and an invited group of faculty and staff leaders. He will conclude his visit with a private lunch with the council of trustees.

Greenstein became the fifth chancellor of the State System Sept. 4. In this role, he serves as chief executive officer of the State System, which operates Pennsylvania's 14 public universities. The chancellor works with the board of governors to recommend and develop overall policies for the State System.

He previously led the Postsecondary Success strategy at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, where he worked with other higher education leaders across the country on initiatives designed to raise educational-attainment levels and to promote economic mobility, especially among low-income and minority students. He developed and implemented a national strategy for increasing the number of degrees awarded and for reducing the attainment gaps among majority and non-majority students at U.S. colleges and universities.

Before joining the foundation, Greenstein was vice provost for academic planning and programs for the University of California system. In that role, he oversaw system-wide academic planning and programs, including the University of California Press; the California Digital Library; the UC system's Education Abroad Program; internship programs in Washington, D.C., and Sacramento; and UC Online Education.

Greenstein has created and led several internet-based academic information services in the U.S. and the United Kingdom; and served on boards and acted in strategic consulting roles for educational, cultural heritage and information organizations. He began his academic career as a senior lecturer in Modern History at Glasgow University in Scotland.

He earned bachelor's and master's degrees from the University of Pennsylvania and a doctoral degree in philosophy from the University of Oxford.

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