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Whether you are developing a research symposium, a professional association conference, a youth program, or a workshop to meet the outreach requirements of a major grant or fulfill the service element of promotion and tenure requirements, Conferences and Institutes can help you achieve your goals.

By ensuring that participants enjoy the highest-quality experience possible, we help enhance the profile and prestige of your college, and Penn State overall.

If you have an idea for a program, you can begin by sharing your idea with your college’s outreach representative listed below.

Any college offering a continuing education program or conference should follow University Policy AD03. An exception may be requested by completing the AD03 Exception Form (PDF).

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College Representatives

College of Agricultural Sciences

Brent D. Hales
Associate Dean, College of Agricultural Sciences
Director of Penn State Extension

College of Arts and Architecture

Darrin Thornton
Associate Dean, Academic Affairs and Outreach

Smeal College of Business

Felisa Higgins
Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education

College of Communications

Emily Clevenger
Manager of Undergraduate Recruitment

College of Earth and Mineral Sciences

Yvette Richardson
Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education

Eberly College of Science

Teresa Diehl
Associate Dean for Administration

College of Education

Gregory Kelly
Associate Dean for Research Outreach

College of Engineering

Cathy Holsing
Director, Office for Digital Learning

College of Health and Human Development

Susan LeWay
Director of Outreach

Lisa Clapper
Outreach Programs Coordinator

College of Information Sciences and Technology

Peter Forster
Director, Online Education

College of the Liberal Arts

Avis Kunz
Assistant Dean, Online Education and Outreach

College of Medicine

Daniel Wolpaw
Staff Physician