Yvonne Gaudelius Named New Vice President & Dean For Undergraduate Education

Interim vice president and dean for undergraduate education, Yvonne Gaudelius’ title will become official on Monday, March 15.

Following the retirement of former Vice President and Dean Robert Pangborn this past December, Gaudelius will step in to fulfill his duties.

“I am excited by this opportunity to lead undergraduate education,” Gaudelius said in a release. “We are committed to student success and we are looking forward to collaborating with our colleagues across the university to support these efforts and our critical work related to access and affordability.”

Gaudelius joined Penn State as a faculty member in 1993 and has been a part of the university since. She previously served as associate vice president and senior associate dean for Undergraduate Education since 2007.

Additionally, Gaudelius has worked alongside many Penn State initiatives, including One Penn State 2025, and recently served as a co-chair of a COVID-19 task force. Gaudelius is also currently a professor of art education and women’s gender and sexuality studies.

“Yvonne has been deeply involved in promoting student success, and this position plays a central role in that effort,” Penn State President Eric Barron said. “She has proven herself to be an exceptional leader, an innovator, and a wonderful colleague. I’m delighted she is part of the university’s leadership team.”

In her new role, Gaudelius will be responsible for carrying out various tasks in the undergraduate education and enrollment management departments. She’ll be entrusted with managing and planning enrollment for students across Penn State’s 20 Commonwealth Campuses. Additionally, she’ll lead university-wide initiatives in support of undergraduate teaching and learning at Penn State.

Gaudelius will also serve as a member of the President’s Council, the Academic Leadership Council, and Provost’s staff, as well as a liaison to the Academic Affairs and Student Life Committee of the Board of Trustees.

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