Chancellor's Welcome

Chancellor's Welcome

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Penn State Lehigh Valley Chancellor Tina Q. Richardson.

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On behalf of the faculty and staff, I would like to welcome you to Penn State Lehigh Valley. The Pennsylvania State University is a multi-campus, land-grant public research university that educates students from Pennsylvania, other states, and around the world.

Penn State Lehigh Valley has over 100 years of history that continues to grow and change to meet our students’ needs. At Penn State Lehigh Valley, you will learn just how important teaching, research, and service are for ensuring the success and sustainability of local, regional, and global communities. You will have the opportunity to benefit from resident and online instruction and the vast knowledge, diversity, and creativity of our faculty and staff.

By deciding to attend Penn State Lehigh Valley, you have embarked on an educational experience that will guide you through a series of exciting learning, mentoring, internship, and global opportunities that position you for a successful future. The faculty and staff are committed to helping you develop your interests, and helping you learn, discover, and then pursue your career preferences.

At Penn State Lehigh Valley, you can earn baccalaureate degrees in nine majors, or begin your first two years of coursework with us and then move to another campus to complete your degree. This 2+2 program is a common path to have access to over 160 Penn State degrees. Students choose Penn State Lehigh Valley for the opportunity to benefit from the friendly, student-centered learning environment; access to the most current learning technology; and faculty who integrate current business and industry practices into classroom instruction.

Additionally, there are countless ways for Penn State Lehigh Valley students to become engaged in the campus community through co-curricular activities such as student government and clubs, creative projects, study abroad, service learning/volunteer experiences, sports, internships, and research opportunities. You will have, at your disposal, all the things that make learning exciting and the tools needed to succeed.

As chancellor of the campus, I am a firm believer in physician and former Senator Bill Frist’s statement that, “education brings about opportunity, and in turn inspiration.” To learn more about the exciting opportunities and inspiration that awaits you at Penn State Lehigh Valley, engage with us on social media by clicking the icons below.

We look forward to seeing you on campus. We are glad to have you as part of our Penn State Lehigh Valley family.


Chancellor Tina Q. Richardson