Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania

401 N. Fairview Street
Lock Haven, PA 17745


Undergraduate: 3,472
Graduate: 355
Total Headcount: 3,827

Lock Haven University Alpha Sigma Phi wins 2nd consecutive ‘Gold Cup’

The Alpha Sigma Phi international fraternity held its annual convention in Indianapolis over the summer. The Lock Haven University Delta Nu chapter was represented at the convention by 10 brothers: Mike Aaron, Erick Donahue, Spencer Gogol, Robby Heck, Matt Henry, Payton MacNeill, Kyle McCarthy, Ryan Plant, Dylan Tuohey, and Kevan Whalen.

The LHU chapter was presented with the Alpha Kappa Pi Gold Cup award the second year in a row. This award is given to eight to 10 chapters each year, who are in the top five percent of all chapters in the country.


 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.