MEDIA, Pa. -- Penn State Brandywine Chancellor Kristin R. Woolever highlighted the campus’ focus on student engagement and community impact, as well as its aim of providing an accessible and affordable education, during the University’s Board of Trustees meeting held today (July 18) at Brandywine.
“Student engagement and community involvement are hallmarks of Penn State Brandywine,” Woolever said. “Engaged students are more likely to be successful students. To that end, we offer many co-curricular and out-of-classroom opportunities, including undergraduate research, internships, global studies and community service.”
In 2018, Brandywine launched its Center for Ethics and Civic Engagement, which encourages students to become active citizens. During its inaugural year, the center organized more than two dozen campus and community events, including a voter registration drive, the campus’ MLK Day of Service and a week-long social justice fair.
Woolever also spoke about the Brandywine Boost program, which is part of Invent Penn State, a Commonwealth-wide initiative to spur economic development, job creation and student success.
“Brandywine Boost offers support to entrepreneurs and owners of small- and medium-sized businesses,” she said. “Our faculty, staff and students use their knowledge and skills to mentor business owners. Working to address actual challenges identified by business owners allows students to experience real-life application of lessons taught on campus.”