PASSHE chancellor to visit Slippery Rock University Oct. 15


Oct. 1, 2018

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Slippery Rock University will welcome Daniel Greenstein, the new chancellor of Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education, for a day-long visit to the University Oct. 15.

Greenstein is spending his early days on the job acquainting himself with the System and its 14 member universities as he visits each of the campuses this fall to have conversations with students, faculty, staff and other stakeholders.

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Greenstein's Oct. 15 visit at SRU will begin with a 7 a.m. cycling tour of the University with the Triathlon Club at SRU. All student, faculty, staff and community bicyclists are invited to join the ride. Riders should assemble at the Fairfield Inn for the 45-minute ride.

The chancellor will host a town-hall style forum for a number of campus groups, including the Slippery Rock Student Government Association, faculty and staff leadership, SRU's council of trustees, local legislators and alumni. At that forum, Greenstein will address the gathered cross section of SRU constituencies before opening the floor to an in depth question and answer period. The forum is open to the public.

The open forum, 1-2:30 p.m. in the Smith Student Center, is open to all media outlets.

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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