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Pennsylvania College of Technology
Williamsport, Pennsylvania

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Pennsylvania College of Technology invites nominations and applications for the position of President.

After a very successful 23-year tenure, President Davie Jane Gilmour has announced that she will retire at the end of the 2021-2022 academic year. The next President will build upon her good work and move the institution forward with a bold vision and innovative approach. For more than 100 years, Penn College has built a legacy of hands-on learning. As an access-oriented public institution and an affiliate institution of The Pennsylvania State University, the College offers degrees that work®, grounded in a comprehensive, hands-on technical education that empowers graduates for success. The College boasts a 96 percent placement rate for graduates and is an important partner to industry and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, providing skilled workers to meet tomorrow’s challenges.

The president is the chief executive officer of the institution, promotes an inclusive campus culture, and engages passionately with the community. The role reports directly to the College’s Board of Directors, composed of leaders who are deeply committed to the work of Penn College. Penn College has 4,500 students and 840 staff. The College is notable not just for its exemplary student placement rate and its strong connections to corporate and community partners, but also the nimbleness with which new programs are introduced and less in-demand offerings are sunset so that resources and attention are allocated optimally.

The next president will be an experienced leader with deep knowledge of and appreciation for the current state of applied technical education as well as future directions of applied technical education. This individual will offer a record of collaboration and transparent leadership with the ability to create consensus and move an organization forward. An earned terminal degree or credentials and achievement that garner the respect of the College’s faculty and staff are essential.

For best consideration, please send all nominations and applications by October 15, 2021 to:

Jim Sirianni, Partner

Beth McCarthy, Senior Associate

[email protected]

For more information, please visit the position profile and the Penn College presidential search home page.

Pennsylvania College of Technology is committed to the concept and practice of equal opportunity for employment and achievement without discrimination because of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, gender identity or expression, disability, age, sexual orientation, political affiliation, status as a protected veteran, genetic information, or any characteristic against which discrimination is prohibited by applicable law.


At Penn College, tomorrow makers are doing more than building and sharpening their skills. They’re learning alongside faculty already proven in their careers, working with the latest technology, and pushing their boundaries. Students are training to master the in-demand work that tomorrow needs, the kind that drives the economy, in cutting-edge facilities on top-of-the-line equipment. Across 100+ diverse programs, from nursing to welding, they’re becoming qualified not just to thrive in their field, but to lead it.

Highly recruited by industry-partners and motivated to impact positive change, alumni are making names for themselves across the country and around the globe. The recent graduate placement rate of 97% says it all. The future needs Penn College graduates.

The can-do spirit that defines Penn College students and alumni lives within the entire College community. Everyone from the leadership team to the faculty and staff work together to inspire a transformative tomorrow.

At Penn College, exploration doesn’t end with academics. Williamsport’s scenic location in rural Pennsylvania opens the door to all types of outdoor adventure. Whether it’s a jaunt from campus to the Susquehanna Riverwalk, hiking in nearby state forestlands, or kayaking in local waterways, there are plenty of ways to soak in the natural beauty of the region. Those who wish to explore nearby cities can hit up New York, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Baltimore, and Washington D.C., all of which are within a three-hour drive.

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