Penn State Town Hall Forum provides open discussion

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa -- Penn State's University Park Undergraduate Association (UPUA), Council of Commonwealth Student Governments (CCSG) and Graduate Student Association (GSA) hosted a Penn State Town Hall Forum with the administration on Nov. 30, in Heritage Hall of the HUB-Robeson Center on the University Park campus. The event was designed to provide a forum for students to engage University administrators in an open discussion about the recent events at the University Park campus.

Penn State President Rodney Erickson, along with other key administrators at the University, fielded questions from a capacity crowd of students about the recent crisis, as well as what the plan is for Penn State to move forward. The forum provided administrators the opportunity to hear what students have to say and gauge how recent events are affecting people throughout the University system statewide.

Sam Richards, senior lecturer in sociology, and Laurie Mulvey, lecturer in sociology, moderated the forum. The other administration panelists joining Erickson were Rob Pangborn, acting executive vice president and provost; Madlyn Hanes, vice president for Commonwealth Campuses; Craig Weidemann, vice president for Outreach; Terrell Jones, vice provost for Educational Equity; Damon Sims, vice president for Student Affairs; Hank Foley, vice president for research and dean of the Graduate School; and Rod Kirsch, senior vice president for Development and Alumni Relations.

The event was broadcast live on WPSU-TV as well as on the Pennsylvania Cable Network. Visit to view images from the event.

Penn State President Rodney Erickson addressed the audience at the start of the Penn State Town Hall Forum held on Nov. 30 at the HUB-Robeson Center on the University Park campus. The forum was designed to give students the opportunity to ask questions to University administrators about the events of recent weeks at Penn State. Credit: Patrick Mansell / Penn StateCreative Commons

Last Updated May 24, 2019