Dan Greenstein, the new chancellor of Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education, will visit Indiana University of Pennsylvania on Friday, October 26.
As part of his visit, he will host an open forum, free and open to all, from 1:30 to 2:45 p.m. in the PNC Room of the Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex.
During this town hall-style meeting, Chancellor Greenstein will offer remarks and engage in a question and answer session with the attendees.
Greenstein became the fifth chancellor of Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education on Sept. 4. In that role, he serves as chief executive officer of the State System, which operates Pennsylvania’s 14 public universities, serving more than 100,000 students. The chancellor works with the Board of Governors to recommend and develop overall policies for the System.
Greenstein previously led the Postsecondary Success strategy at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, where he worked with other higher education leaders across the country on initiatives designed to raise educational-attainment levels and to promote economic mobility, especially among low-income and minority students. He developed and implemented a national strategy for increasing the number of degrees awarded and for reducing the attainment gaps among majority and non-majority students at US colleges and universities.
Before joining the foundation, Greenstein was vice provost for Academic Planning and Programs for the University of California (UC) system. In that role, he oversaw system-wide academic planning and programs, including the University of California Press; the California Digital Library; the UC system’s Education Abroad Program; internship programs in Washington, D.C. and Sacramento; and UC Online Education.
Greenstein has created and led several Internet-based academic information services in the United States and the United Kingdom and served on boards and acted in strategic consulting roles for educational, cultural heritage, and information organizations. He began his academic career as a senior lecturer in Modern History at Glasgow University in Scotland.
He holds both bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Pennsylvania and a DPhil from the University of Oxford. An enthusiastic cyclist, he and his wife, Melissa, have two children.