Meet Penn State's 2021-22 Administrative Fellows

Erica Smithwick, distinguished professor of geography, examines saplings in the Greater Yellowstone ecosystem. Smithwick — along with Kristin Sykes, assistant director of administrative and financial services for the Office of Physical Plant, and Carrie Jackson, professor of German and linguistics — is one of Penn State's 2021-22 Administrative Fellows. Credit: Penn StateCreative Commons

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Penn State's 2021-22 Administrative Fellows are bringing a diverse range of expertise and experiences to their new role as fellows working with and learning from some of the University's senior leaders this academic year.

Learn more about this year's Administrative Fellows and how they're each bringing their unique background to their new work learning about leadership in the academic community through this series of feature stories on Penn State News:

The Administrative Fellows Program enables participants to strengthen their administrative talents and qualifications by working with a Penn State leader in a mentoring relationship. Fellows increase their understanding of the contexts within which decisions are made and of the work done in units across the University. 

More information about the program is available from the Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs.

Last Updated October 20, 2021