Donuts with the Dean
- Date 11/30/17
- Time 8:30 AM to 9:30 AM
- Location Simmons Hall Lobby
Come out and join Dean Johnson, Dr. Nick Jones, Executive Vice-President and Provost, Dean Barbara Korner from Arts and Architecture and Associate Dean Tracy Hoover, from Agricultural Sciences, for Donuts with the Dean.
Be sure to stop by for a donut, piece of fruit, cup of coffee or hot chocolate and of course good conversations with Dean Johnson, our special guests, your fellow Scholars and our staff.
Dr. Nicholas P. Jones, Penn State’s Executive Vice President and Provost, reports directly to the President and serves as chief executive officer in the President’s absence. As the University’s chief academic and financial officer, he works closely with the President, other administrators, faculty, and staff to set academic priorities and allocate funds to move priorities forward. He also chairs the University Strategic Planning Council, which recently wrote and published Penn State’s University-wide strategic plan for 2016-2020.
Dr. Jones holds an M.S. and Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from the California Institute of Technology and an undergraduate degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Auckland in New Zealand. He came to Penn State in July 2013 from Johns Hopkins University, where he served as Dean of the Whiting School of Engineering.
Associate Dean Tracy Hoover is the Associate Dean for the College of Agricultural Sciences. Tracy earned bachelor's and master's degrees in animal science from Delaware Valley College and Penn State, respectively. From 1985 to 1988, she taught agricultural education at Big Spring High School in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, before earning a doctorate in agricultural and extension education from Penn State and joining the Penn State faculty in the Department of Agricultural and Extension Education in 1990. In 1993, she left to teach in the Department of Agricultural Education and Communication at the University of Florida, where she taught courses in leadership development and teacher education. Hoover returned to the Department of Agricultural and Extension Education at Penn State in 2001, with responsibilities in youth leadership development and teacher education.