Millersville University of Pennsylvania

P.O. Box 1002
Millersville, PA 17551-0302


Undergraduate: 6,493
Graduate: 1,002
Total Headcount: 7,495

Millersville University Helps Train Principals

Millersville University (MU) will play a key role in preparing new principals in Pennsylvania to strengthen the commonwealth’s educator workforce. Dr. Tiffany Wright, associate professor in Educational Foundations at MU, is the principal investigator for a $299,599 grant that provides financial support to teachers who are immersed in a two-year program to learn how to become a principal.

Millersville’s grant is part of a larger $2.1 million grant announced by the Pennsylvania Department of Education to support innovative teacher and school leader preparation programs designed to expand, diversify and strengthen the commonwealth’s educator workforce.


 Points of Pride

​Millersville University was founded in 1855 as the first Normal School in Pennsylvania.

Consistently ranked within the Top 30 Public Schools in the North by U.S. News & World Report

​Millersville is the only State System university with a botany program. The rigorous curriculum prioritizes both a depth of knowledge in botany and a solid, broad background in biology.

Millersville’s Meteorology program is a member of the American Meteorological Society (AMS) and an academic affiliate of the University Corporation of Atmospheric Research (UCAR). Students have 24/7 access to the Meteorological Network (METNET) and Weather Station, and many participate in the Campus Weather Service, which issues forecasts to the community every week.

​Millersville University’s downtown performing arts center, The Ware Center, is a pillar of the downtown Lancaster arts scene. The Ware Center hosted nearly 3,200 performances over the past 5 years and accommodates classes for approximately 1000 students each semester.

 Notable Alumni

Dana Chryst ’81 - President, CEO and Owner, The Jay Group

Jordan A. Harris ’06 - Democrat serving Philadelphia County since 2013; member of the Millersville Council of Trustees. 

Roy B. Clair Jr. ’67 - Co-founder and owner of Clair Brothers Audio Enterprises, Inc., the world leader in the live-sound industry.  Clair Brothers has offices in Lititz, PA; Nashville, TN; Basel, Switzerland; London, England; and Tokyo, Japan, with affiliates in Singapore and Australia.

​Hugh Herr ’90 - Inventor, nationally acclaimed low-stress spring running shoe; has been featured on various CBS & PBS programs and many magazine features (US News & World Report, Boys’ Life, National Enquirer, etc.) for his development of special rock climbing gear for those with artificial prosthesis’. He holds a patent for a prosthetic socket that he developed for walking. Assistant professor at Harvard University.

​Robert S. Walker ’64 - Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Wexler & Walker Public Policy Associates, former Congressman, 12th District, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania; Co-Chair of Millersville University’s 150th Anniversary Committee.

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