Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania

401 N. Fairview Street
Lock Haven, PA 17745
570-484-2011
www.lockhaven.edu

2018-19 ENROLLMENT

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

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FEATURE STORY
Lock Haven University program helping fill the gap for healthcare providers in the U.S.

The Lock Haven University physician assistant program was the first of its kind in the Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) when it began in 1996, and has since continued to build on its reputation as a national leader for supplying underserved populations with much needed quality healthcare providers. 

The United States could see a shortage of up to 120,000 physicians by 2030, according to the Association of American Medical Colleges, with many healthcare insecurity hotspots concentrated across the nation’s underserved rural communities. 

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 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

President

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.