Dr. Ann M. Williams
Welcome to Penn State Lehigh Valley!
Dr. Ann Williams, Chancellor
It continues to be my privilege to serve as the Chancellor of such a vibrant campus steeped in educational history.
In its more than 100-year history, Penn State Lehigh Valley has continued to grow and change to meet our students' needs. Our campus offers multiple pathways for you to earn your Penn State degree and provides a dynamic, fun, and supportive environment in which to do it. From cutting-edge science and engineering labs where students conduct undergraduate research, to new art and music spaces that let creativity soar. From world-class faculty mentors to world-wide travel opportunities, and a myriad of student activities and athletic teams, Penn State Lehigh Valley emphasizes strong academics coupled with real-world and global experience.
Our student body comprises individuals of all ages and cultural backgrounds, and they come to us from Pennsylvania, across the nation, and across the globe. Whether they are pursuing a four-year degree, earning precollege credits, or enriching their personal and professional passions through our continuing education offerings, they are all part of the Penn State Lehigh Valley family.
Our location in Center Valley puts the Lehigh Valley's thriving athletic (Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs, Allentown Phantoms), art and cultural (ArtsQuest, Miller Symphony Hall), and recreational (Dorney Park, The Promenade Shops) attractions at our fingertips. The presence of nationally recognized health care networks, Fortune 500 companies, and more than 14,000 Penn State alumni make the Lehigh Valley a desirable region to find an internship, network with mentors, and start a career.
A recent survey of our students asked them to describe Penn State Lehigh Valley in one word. The top five responses were: Awesome, Diverse, Fun, Small, and Welcoming. We invite you to learn more about what makes us all these things and more, and find out why we are Penn State proud in the Lehigh Valley.