SRU to host system chancellor Oct. 24
Oct. 15, 2019
SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa.— Dan Greenstein, chancellor of Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education, will visit Slippery Rock University Oct. 24 for his third visit since taking office in September 2018. He previously visited SRU Oct. 15, 2018 and April 15, 2019.
Greenstein will host an open forum from 10:30 a.m. to noon in the Smith Student Center Theatre. All students, staff, faculty and the media are encouraged to attend.
Prior to the open forum, the chancellor will meet with SRU President William Behre, the University's executive leadership team, and an invited group of faculty members. Following the open forum, Greenstein will join Behre, invited legislators and the University's council of trustees for lunch. He'll then observe RockOUT's Acceptance Day event at 12:30 p.m., in The Quad before meeting with various University leaders, including deans, assistant deans, associate vice presidents and directors. He'll end his visit by meeting with a student focus group.
The chancellor is expected to provide an update regarding System Redesign initiatives and actions taken at the Oct. 16-17 board of governors meeting.
Greenstein became the fifth chancellor of the State System Sept. 4, 2018. 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.
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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