Hannan named interim president of EU

Category:  News
Thursday, April 5th, 2018 at 12:46 PM

This afternoon, the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) Board of Governors voted to change Dr. Michael Hannan's title from acting president to interim president of Edinboro University.

Hannan has been serving as the acting president since March 30, after former Edinboro President Dr. H. Fred Walker's resignation took effect. 

“Mike is a trusted colleague who has the full confidence of the Edinboro community,” said PASSHE Interim Chancellor Dr. Karen M. Whitney in a press release sent out earlier today. “He will be a tremendous addition to our leadership team.”

"I am honored to have been selected to serve as Edinboro's interim president, a university I have proudly served for 30 years,” Hannan said in the press release. “I am confident in the advancements we have made and will continue to make toward a bright future for Edinboro.

He continued: “As a campus community, we will build on our recent progress on many important initiatives to ensure that we continue to provide a great value for the working class students and families we serve.  For 160 years, Edinboro has transformed the lives of generations of students through access to quality higher education and we will continue that work for many years to come.”

As the State System policy in place states the interim president may not apply for the permanent president position, Hannan is now ineligible to become the permanent president of Edinboro.

Dakota Palmer can be reached at edinboro.spectator@gmail.com.

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