Administrative Fellows Program
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:
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
- Office of University Development, O. Richard Bundy III, Vice President for Development and Alumni Relations
- Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost, Dr. Nicholas P. Jones
- Office of the Senior Vice President for Research, Dr. Lora G. Weiss
2019-2020 Administrative Fellows
In May 2019, the University announced the three Administrative Fellows for 2019-2020 and their mentors. They are:
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