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Interim provost named at LHU

Search underway for Wilson’s replacement

Dr. Stephen Neun

LOCK HAVEN — Dr. Stephen P. Neun has been named interim provost and vice president for academic affairs at Lock Haven University, effective Oct. 14, replacing Dr. Donna Wilson, former provost and executive vice president for academic affairs,who has been named Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) vice chancellor and chief academic officer the same day.

The search is underway for a new provost and vice president for academic affairs at LHU.

Neun returns to LHU after retiring in May as dean of The Stephen Poorman College of Business, Information Systems and Human Services and professor of economics. He previously served in the role of interim provost and vice president for academic affairs last year during LHU’s presidential search.

“We are fortunate to have Dr. Neun back to serve us in this interim role,” said LHU President Robert Pignatello. “It is a critical position and as we undertake the search for someone permanent, having his experience, knowledge and familiarity with our new direction will be very helpful to maintain our forward momentum.”

Neun earned his doctorate degree in economics from the University of Connecticut. In 1982 he joined the faculty at Utica College and while at the institution, was promoted to full professor and earned the Distinguished Award and Harold Clark Jr. Award for Scholarship.

He also has co-authored a book on health economics that is in its sixth edition and wrote articles on executive compensation, stock ownership and physician location. Prior to becoming dean at Lock Haven University in 2013, he was the vice president for academic affairs at Antioch University at New England.

“I am excited to take on the position of interim provost and vice president for academic affairs,” Neun said. “I enjoyed my time at Lock Haven University and welcome the opportunity to be part of a university that prides itself in educating our students to achieve their full potential. To be part of that process with such a quality faculty is an honor.”

For more information on Lock Haven University, visit www.lockhaven.edu, email admissions@lockhaven.edu, or call 570-484-2011.

Lock Haven University (LHU) is a small, public university located on the West Branch of the Susquehanna River in the scenic mountains of Pennsylvania. LHU’s experience-based approach to learning prepares students for a lifetime of success. The university features outstanding academic programs taught by experienced faculty. Since 1870, The Haven has provided an unbeatable combination of quality, affordability and value to the region, the Commonwealth and beyond.

LHU is a member of Pennsylvania’s State System, the largest provider of higher education in the Commonwealth.

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