Higher Education in Lancaster (and beyond)

A Panel Discussion with local college presidents

Common Hour event series
Sponsored by Common Hour Committee

Thursday, November 14, 2013
11:30 a.m.-12:35 p.m.

Lancaster County is fortunate to have a broad panorama of higher education offerings with differing missions and purposes. This panel of presidents of four local institutions will address their perspectives on the challenges facing higher education here in Lancaster and across the nation.

Dr. John M. Anderson became the 14th president of Millersville University of Pennsylvania in April 2013.  Throughout his career he has been a strong advocate for community engagement and sustainability.  Dr. Anderson serves on the executive board of the American Colleges and Universities Presidents’ Climate Commitment and the Board of Springbrook, Inc., a not-for-profit organization that supports children and adults with developmental disabilities.  

Dr. William E. Griscom, Ed.D.  has been president of Lancaster-based Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology since 1996. He is a former professor, division chairman and director of economic development.  

Dr. Carol E. Lytch has been president of Lancaster Theological Seminary since 2011.  She previously served as assistant executive director of the Association of Theological Schools and as the coordinator of the Lilly Endowment’s Program for Strengthening Congregational Leadership.

Dr. John J. “Ski” Sygielski, Ed.D., is the seventh president of Harrisburg Area Community College (HACC), Central Pennsylvania’s Community College. He is a member of the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC)’s 21st-Century Commission on the Future of Community Colleges and the former chairman of the AACC Board of Directors.

This event is open to the public.

Free; no tickets required.



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