Mansfield University of Pennsylvania

5 Swan Street
Mansfield, PA 16933


Undergraduate: 1,599
Graduate: 38
Total Headcount: 1,637

Mansfield University student and mother co-author book for children

“I have a passion for helping young children, and my mom has a passion for helping females and children, so we decided to combine those passions and write a book."

That is how Mansfield University junior Micah Maxton explains how she and her mother, Shanon Skipworth, co-authored and self-published Tamara Goes To School: Building Self-Esteem, a childrens book that raises awareness about issues such as self-esteem, body image, bullying, peer pressure, and other issues youth are facing in schools, homes and elsewhere.


 Points of Pride

​Mansfield hosted the world’s first night football game on September 28, 1892.

​North Hall, Mansfield’s original building still stands at the center of campus. Originally a call room and residence hall, it was renovated and reopened as a state-of-the-art library and administration building in 1996.

​The Mansfield University Music Department has developed a reputation as one of the finest in the nation, with award winning ensembles that perform extensively throughout the northeast and have performed several times in Europe.

 Notable Alumni

Martin Pane '87 - U.S. Marshal, Middle District PA​

​Ali Soufan ’94 - former FBI Agent, Counterterrorism Expert & Author

Stuart Weiss ’80 - Owner & CCO of Studio City

Freddie Coleman '87 - ESPN Sports Radio Host ​

Sheri Beam '71 - Communication Strategist for NASA


Dr. Charles E. Patterson

Dr. Charles E. Patterson

Dr. Charles E. Patterson was named the 28th president of Mansfield University on March 18, 2019 by the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education Board of Governors. He took office on July 1, 2019.  Prior to being named President at Mansfield, Dr. Patterson served as senior advisor for executive outreach in the U.S. Department of Education's office of Federal Student Aid. Learn more.