Chancellor Dan Greenstein at Mansfield commencement


 Fall 2019 Campus Visits

Kutztown University
Friday, September 20
Bloomsburg University
Tuesday, October 1
Lock Haven University
Wednesday, October 2
Millersville University
Friday, October 4
Clarion University
Tuesday, October 8
Edinboro University
Wednesday, October 9
California University
Thursday, October 10
East Stroudsburg University
Monday, October 21
Slippery Rock University
Thursday, October 24
Indiana University
Friday, October 25
West Chester University
Monday, November 4
Cheyney University
Tuesday, November 5
Mansfield University
Monday, November 11
Shippensburg University
Wednesday, November 13

The State of OUR System

Earlier today, I gave my annual State of the System address in Harrisburg, and I wanted to share with you the highlights of my remarks. Let me begin by saying after 500 days in the role of Chancellor, I’m inspired by our mission and optimistic about our future. But today, the state of our system is fluid, and we are at a turning point. This year—with our partners, the General Assembly—we will decide the course of public higher education in this Commonwealth.

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Dr. Daniel Greenstein became the fifth chancellor of Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education on September 4, 2018. In that role, he serves as chief executive officer of the State System, which operates Pennsylvania’s 14 public universities, serving nearly 100,000 degree-seeking students and thousands more enrolled in certificate and other career-development programs.​ 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 edu​cational-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 U.S. 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 D.Phil. from the University of Oxford. An enthusiastic cyclist, Dan and his wife, Melissa, have two children.