Penn State Greater Allegheny hosted the first in a series of public forums focused on the University’s long-range Strategic Plan.
Jeffrey Brownson, right, associate professor of energy and mineral engineering and Lara Fowler, assistant director for outreach and engagement, Institutes of Energy and the Environment, and senior lecturer, Penn State Law.
The event took place Jan. 23 and faculty, staff, and students from across the University were able to participate in person or via livestream.
Penn State Greater Allegheny Advisory Board Member, James Lawrence, right, speak to Tom Richard, director of the Institute for Energy and the Environment.
Panel member Lara Fowler, assistant director for outreach and engagement of the Institutes of Energy and the Environment, and senior lecturer at Penn State Law, asked the question, "How do we connect globally?" "We want to think from the local to the global and how what we do at Penn State will affect the entire globe," Fowler said.
After the event, Penn State Greater Allegheny Advisory Board Member, James Lawrence discussed the critical importance for the university to interact with the recycling industry, a field Lawrence has worked in for the past 40 years, on issues such as stormwater and reusable materials with Tom Richard, director of the Institute for Energy and the Environment.
The Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost and the Office of Planning and Assessment are co-hosting the forums, which will continue through February and March. Upcoming forums include:
Enhancing Health, 1-2:30 p.m. Feb. 9, Morrison Gallery, Library, Penn State Harrisburg;
Advancing the Arts and Humanities, 1-2:30 p.m. Feb. 23, Tomezsko Building Room 103, Penn State Brandywine;
Transforming Education; 1-2:30 p.m. March 22, Perkins Student Center Room 100 (Multi-Purpose Room), Penn State Berks;
Driving Digital Innovation; 1-2:30 p.m. March 30; Burke Center Room 180, Penn State Behrend.
For more information visit strategicplan.psu.edu.