Chancellor Dan Greenstein at Mansfield commencement

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​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's system of 14 public universities, serving 90,000 degree-seeking students and thousands more enrolled in certificate and other career-development programs. ​

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Challenging old norms

A tremendous thanks to our heroes—students, faculty, and staff—for enabling a return to something approximating normal campus operations. Without your patience, understanding, and more importantly the care, respect, and courtesy you show one another by masking, getting vaccinated in the interest of personal and public health, our universities could not possibly have done this. 

Eventually, this pandemic will recede or become endemic and part of the fabric of our lives. As it does, it is hard to not think about our future—the future of higher education generally—and the choices we are making today that will shape it. Inspired by summer reading, let me offer a few thoughts and, as always, invite your feedback, which you can share by contacting me at chancellor@passhe.edu​.


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 Biography

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's system of 14 public universities, serving more than 90,000 degree-seeking students and thousands more enrolled in certificate and other career-development programs. Chancellor Greenstein is leading a system-wide redesign effort focused on increasing opportunities for students—including those in underserved populations—while enhancing the financial sustainability of the universities. 

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 educational-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. 

 ‭(Hidden)‬ Spring 2021 Virtual Campus Visits

Bloomsburg University
Tuesday, Febuary 23
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Thursday, February 25
Mansfield University
Thursday, March 4
Shippensburg University
Monday, March 8
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Wednesday, March 10
Kutztown University
Thursday, March 11
Edinboro University
Monday, March 15
California University
Thursday, March 18
Lock Haven University
Monday, March 22
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Wednesday, March 24
Clarion University
Friday, March 26
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Monday, March 29
Indiana University
Tuesday, March 30
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Wednesday, March 31