Pennsylvania State System Chancellor Visiting IUP, Open Forum Set

Posted on 10/10/2019 1:02:11 PM

Dan Greenstein, chancellor of Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education, will host an open forum at Indiana University of Pennsylvania on October 25 from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. in the Great Room of Elkin Hall.

There is no RSVP required for this session, which is open to the community. The forum will include an update on the system redesign and a chance to ask questions and offer comments. For those who cannot attend the forum will be livestreamed.

Greenstein became the fifth chancellor of Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education in September 2018. In that role, he serves as chief executive officer of the State System, which operates Pennsylvania’s 14 public universities, serving nearly 100,000 degree-seeking students and thousands more enrolled in certificate and other career-development programs. The chancellor works with the Board of Governors to recommend and develop overall policies for the System.

Greenstein previously led the Postsecondary Success strategy at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, where he worked with other higher education leaders across the country on initiatives designed to raise educational-attainment levels and to promote economic mobility, especially among low-income and minority students. He developed and implemented a national strategy for increasing the number of degrees awarded and for reducing the attainment gaps among majority and non-majority students at US colleges and universities.

Before joining the foundation, Greenstein was vice provost for Academic Planning and Programs for the University of California system. In that role, he oversaw system-wide academic planning and programs, including the University of California Press; the California Digital Library; the UC system’s Education Abroad Program; internship programs in Washington, DC and Sacramento; and UC Online Education.

Greenstein has created and led several internet-based academic information services in the United States and the United Kingdom and served on boards and acted in strategic consulting roles for educational, cultural heritage, and information organizations. He began his academic career as a senior lecturer in Modern History at Glasgow University in Scotland.

He holds both bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Pennsylvania and a DPhil from the University of Oxford. An enthusiastic cyclist, he and his wife, Melissa, have two children.