With unbound excitement, anticipation, and a profound sense of confidence in our bright future together, I welcome you to Penn State Altoona!
To prospective students and families, I thank you for considering Penn State Altoona as part of your college search. Please dig into our website to explore the rich opportunities, knowledge, skill development, and personal and professional growth available at our college.
To our current students, I wish each of you every success and encourage you to be aspirational, industrious, and kind. I encourage you to honor your talent so that it may honor you in return. If you have questions or concerns, don't hesitate to contact me, our campus leadership, or any of our dedicated faculty and staff. Our goal is your success at Penn State Altoona and in your life.
Since joining Penn State Altoona in January 2023, I have enjoyed visiting and talking with students, faculty, staff, community partners, and well-wishers. When you see me walking the grounds or visiting our buildings, please feel free to stop me and say hello.
Looking forward, I envision a bright future for our college and know we will forge this future day-by-day, brick-by-brick, success-by-success. Together, as a campus community, we author this newest chapter in the evolution of Penn State Altoona.
Dr. Ron W. Darbeau
Chancellor, Penn State Altoona