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Vice President of Commonwealth Campuses to Speak at Commencement

Madlyn Hanes
Madlyn Hanes
4/18/2012 —

Madlyn Hanes, Vice President for Commonwealth Campuses and Dean of the University College of the Pennsylvania State University, will serve as commencement speaker at Penn State DuBois spring commencement ceremonies.  The ceremony is planned for 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 5, in the Multipurpose Building Gymnasium on campus. 


Hanes was named to her current post in 2010. As vice president, Hanes has executive oversight for the 20 Commonwealth Campuses, including Penn State DuBois. Those campuses enroll 34,000 students in associate, baccalaureate, and graduate degrees.  She provides leadership for Penn State's multiple missions across the Commonwealth, including its core mission of excellence in teaching, research, and service; strategic planning; budgeting; fundraising, alumni relations and outreach; and management of the campuses’ facilities.  In addition, as the Dean of the University College, Hanes provides academic leadership on curricular matters and promotion and tenure reviews for 14 of the campuses, which comprise the University College.


From 2000-2010, Hanes served as Chancellor of Penn State Harrisburg, the Capital College.  Penn State Harrisburg is a comprehensive undergraduate and graduate school of approximately 4,500 degree students, and an additional 3,500 continuing education students.  Hanes joined Penn State University in 1988 as the chief academic officer of Penn State Delaware County, now Penn State Brandywine.  In 1997, she was named chief executive officer of Penn State Great Valley, the graduate campus of Penn State serving southeastern Pennsylvania, and in 1998, founding head of its School of Graduate Professional Studies. 


Hanes holds the rank of Professor and a C.C.C. in speech-language pathology from the Professional Services Board of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.  Hanes earned a B.A. with high honors in English education, M.A. in speech-language pathology, and Ph.D. in curriculum and instruction, with a specialization in language and literacy development, from the University of Florida.  In 2008, the University of Florida honored her with the University Distinguished Alumnus Award.   


Hanes has served as a consultant to international ministries of education and boards of higher education in Puerto Rico, Ecuador, Israel and Korea, including a special appointment to the University Council of Jamaica by the Prime Minister.  Hanes chaired the Penn State University Commission for Undergraduate Education from 1992-95, a presidential commission with strategic oversight of student learning assessment outcomes, curriculum integration, and the evaluation and development of teaching for the undergraduate campuses of the University.  In 1999-2000, she served as the Senior Adviser to the Chancellor of the University System of Georgia, overseeing a management review of its 34 higher education institutions in conjunction with the Governor’s budget and policy office.


Hanes is the immediate past chair of the network executive board of the Office of Women in Higher Education and a former member (2006-2011) of the Commission on Women in Higher Education with the American Council on Education (ACE).  She also serves on the executive committee of the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).  



For more information on Spring Commencement at Penn State DuBois, visit http://www.ds.psu.edu/Academics/DuBoisCommencement.htm

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