Administrative Fellows Program

 

NEW: 2021-22 Administrative Fellows Program now accepting applications; Informational meeting scheduled for November 11

For more information regarding the 2021-2022 Administrative Fellows Program, make plans to attend the informational meeting via Zoom on Wednesday, November 11, and review the “Program Description and Related Documents, Forms, and Resources” section below on this webpage.

 

The Administrative Fellows Program provides professional development opportunities for faculty and staff with standing appointments. By serving under the mentorship of a senior-level administrator, fellows receive opportunities to broaden their perspectives and experiences in higher education administration. The fellowship experience enables participants to be more effective in their current University positions and provides a foundation for them to excel in future, higher-level jobs.

 

2020-2021 Administrative Fellows

 

In May 2020, the University announced the three Administrative Fellows for 2020-2021 and their mentors. They are:

Moradeyo Olorunnisola, Director of Admissions, Schreyer Honors College (pictured above right)
Mentor: Tracey Huston, Vice President for Outreach

Andrea Tapia, Professor of Information Sciences and Technology (pictured above left)
Mentor: Dr. Nicholas P. Jones, Executive Vice President and Provost

Linghao Zhong, Professor of Chemistry and Assistant Director of Academic Affairs, Penn State Mont Alto (pictured above center)
Mentor: Dr. Madlyn Hanes, Vice President for Commonwealth Campuses and Executive Chancellor

Program Description and Related Documents, Forms, and Resources

 

The Administrative Fellows Program aims to:

  • identify faculty and staff who have the potential for effective leadership;
  • increase awareness of the complexity of issues facing higher education;
  • enhance understanding of the environment in which higher-education-related decisions are made; and
  • provide opportunities for participation in activities that facilitate an enhanced understanding of careers in higher education.

Although participation in the program does not guarantee an appointment to an advanced or administrative position at the University, the program has increased the number of qualified women and minorities who are interested in pursuing careers in University administration.

 

Program Documents, Forms, and Resources

 

Updated Documents: 2021-2022 Administrative Fellows Program

  • 2021-2022 Administrative Fellows Program Application Form (DOCX  PDF)
  • Administrative Fellows Program Frequently Asked Questions  (DOCX  PDF)
  • 2021-2022 Administrative Fellows Program Brochure (DOCX  PDF)
  • Guidelines for Administrative Fellows, Mentors, and Assistants (DOCX  PDF)

 

Mentor Information: 2021-2022 Administrative Fellows Program

 

2019-2020 Administrative Fellows

 

In May 2019, the University announced the three Administrative Fellows for 2019-2020 and their mentors. They are:

Gary Chinn, Assistant Dean for Digital Learning and Director, Office of Digital Learning, College of Arts and Architecture
Mentor: Eric J. Barron, President

 

 

Lisa Kerchinski, Director of Career Development, Schreyer Honors College
Mentor: Mr. Zack Moore, Vice President for Government and Community Relations

Debra Thurley, Executive Director of Research Compliance, Office for Research Protections
Mentor: Dr. Nicholas P. Jones, Executive Vice President and Provost

 

 

 

2018-2019 Administrative Fellows


Zuleima T. Karpyn
, Professor of Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering, Program Chair for Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering, Quentin E. and Louise L. Wood Faculty Fellow in Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering, and FCMG Chair in Fluid Behavior and Rock Interactions; John and Willie Leone Family Department of Energy and Mineral Engineering; College of Earth and Mineral Sciences
Mentor: Dr. Nicholas P. Jones, Executive Vice President and Provost

Laurie Verost, Associate Director, Department of Student Affairs/Career Services
Mentor: Lawrence Lokman, Vice President for Strategic Communications

Lynette Yarger, Associate Professor, College of Information Sciences and Technology
Mentor: Michael Kubit, Vice President for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer