Carol Herrmann, senior vice president for administration, has announced plans to retire from the University at the end of June.
Herrmann is responsible for the operation of the Board of Trustees and the Affirmative Action Office. She also is the University's liaison with the Pennsylvania Association of Colleges and Universities. She serves as a member of President's Council and is a member of the University's Budget Task Force.
Herrmann has worked in a number of positions at Penn State, including executive assistant to the president for administration; assistant to the president; public information specialist; and project assistant in the Office of Planning Studies in Continuing Education.
Before working at Penn State she was business editor and writer at the Centre Daily Times, where she also worked as an editorial writer and served as a member of the newspaper's editorial board.
Herrmann served as vice president for administration at Penn State from 1988-1994, when she was named senior vice president by then President Joab Thomas. She serves as a charter member of the Campus Environment Team at University Park and served as executive secretary to presidential searches that led to the appointments of two Penn State presidents.
In addition to her duties at Penn State, Herrmann is a board member of the Village at Penn State; a member of the board of directors of Woolrich Inc.; a member of the Mellon Bank Central Region Board; and a board member of the Pennsylvania College of Technology. She previously served as media coordinator for Common Cause/Pennsylvania; a planning representative for the State College Borough Parking Study Task Force; the Centre Region Area Transportation Coordinating Committee; Centre Regional Planning Commission, which she chaired; and the State College Borough Planning Commission.
Her other community service has included terms as chairman of the Legislative Committee of the American Association of University Women; chairman and publicity chairman of the Centre Regional Consciousness Group, and volunteer in the Radio Park school library.
President Graham B. Spanier plans to appoint a search committee immediately. He has indicated that this will be an internal search with the goal of identifying a new vice president who will be able to begin service on July 1.
Applications and nominations are invited for the position of Vice President for Administration. This will be an internal search open to all current Penn State employees. The search committee will begin screening applications and nominations on May 1.
President Graham B. Spanier has appointed to the search committee: Steve MacCarthy, executive director of University Relations, chair; Carolyn Dolbin, administrative assistant to the president; Rodney Kirsch, vice president for Development and Alumni Relations; Bonnie Ortiz, director of affirmative action; Tom Poole, Associate vice provost for Educational Equity; and Betty Roberts, assistant vice president for Business Services.
Applications and nominations should be submitted, along with a brief cover letter and resume or vita, to Sharon Becker, administrative assistant to the senior vice president for Administration, 205 Old Main, who will provide staff support for the search.
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