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|Penn State and national leaders plan World Campus trajectory|
Members of the Penn State World Campus Advisory Board and Steering Committee gathered at The Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel for two days in October to discuss the next steps in the development of the Universitys on-line campus. They also talked about the World Campus programming vision, considered potential industry partnerships, strategized about expanding the international presence of Penn States 25th campus and examined the implications of significant growth over the next four years. The World Campus anticipates almost 3,000 enrollments this academic year.|
Participating in the discussions were (top left photo, from left) Harry S. Burns, vice president, WorldNet Platform Development for AT&T Labs; Frank Mayadas, senior program officer and executive director, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation; and Gary Miller, associate vice president for distance education and executive director of the World Campus. In the bottom right photo, Mayadas makes a point during the meeting, while in the bottom left photo, Frederick H. Gaige, campus executive officer and dean of Penn State BerksLehigh Valley campus, and Peggy OBrien, vice president for education, Corporation for Public Broadcasting, discuss World Campus issues during a break in the meeting. There were opportunities for both large-and small-group discussions. In the top right photo, William A. Burgess (right), senior partner with Computer Sciences Corp., listens intently as Ellwood (Woody) Kerkeslager, president and chief executive officer of Information Futures, addresses members of the World Campus Advisory Board and Steering Committee.
The Advisory Board is comprised of senior executives from professional associations, research organizations and corporations across the country, and the Steering Committee is comprised of Penn State administrators and academic leaders.