Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania

401 N. Fairview Street
Lock Haven, PA 17745


Undergraduate: 3,067
Graduate: 358
Total Headcount: 3,425

LHU and UPMC Susquehanna announce partnership

Lock Haven University and UPMC Susquehanna have announced a partnership that will provide important opportunities for health education to LHU students, UPMC employees and the local community. The new partnership will enhance Lock Haven University’s health professions programs through the addition of cutting edge technology — a patient simulation lab — in a clinical setting at UPMC Susquehanna Lock Haven, to help both students and UPMC employees learn, practice and advance their clinical skills. 


 Points of Pride

Lock Haven has a $40 million state-of-the-art science facility that opened in 2013.

​Students pursuing Health and P.E. will earn certification to teach both health and physical education. Most institutions only offer one or the other.

Students majoring in Health Science who take Advanced Anatomy will learn anatomy in a very hands-on way by exploring human cadavers in the LHU cadaver lab.

​Our Business and Accounting programs are so closely aligned that students can earn a B.S. in both areas by taking a few extra courses.​

 Notable Alumni

Kary Kolat ’03 – 2x NCAA wrestling champion, current coach of University of North Carolina

​George Durrwachter ’61 – Retired Orthodontist & Business Owner, Former Captain of the United States Air Force Dental Corp

​Nick Polk ’86 – Director of Football Operations, Atlanta Falcons

​Sarah McMann ’03 – First American woman to receive a silver medal in Olympic Wrestling, former Olympian, current MMA fighter

​Michael K. Hanna ’77 – Democratic member in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives


Robert M. Pignatello

Robert M. Pignatello

Robert M. Pignatello became the 15th President of Lock Haven University on July 1, 2018. Mr. Pignatello has more than 20 years experience as a college senior executive and administrator. He has served as Hunter College’s senior vice president for finance and administration and chief operating officer since February 2016. Learn more.