CU President Bashar Hanna clapping during a Fall commencement ceremony

President and Leadership

Welcome to Commonwealth University of Pennsylvania!

Established July 1, 2022 Commonwealth University brings together Bloomsburg, Lock Haven, and Mansfield universities, along with the Clearfield and Sayre campuses into a single institution with multiple unique locations and campus experiences. We’re honoring our history, investing in today, and building a powerful tomorrow, with a keen focus on our students and their futures.

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Powerful ideas start here, carried by dynamic stories and voices, resulting in empowered students. Together, we provide world class, financially responsible degree options that maximize experiential learning, career preparation, and efficient time to graduation. Our mission is to expand high-quality, affordable academic opportunities to support the needs of all learners. This is a bold and forward leaning investment in the communities and people of Pennsylvania and beyond.

As a student at Commonwealth University, you will have access to an expanded array of academic programs and the freedom to choose the campus experience that’s right for you. Visit our academics page to learn more about the degrees offered across our five colleges and the innovative ways we’re delivering a world-class education. From real-time technology to collaborative learning environments, and multi-campus experiences, here, uncommon experiences lead to unmatched opportunities.

We’re building on our strong histories and traditions, maintaining our identities as Huskies, Bald Eagles, and Mounties, and together offering an educational experience, rich with opportunities, that will prepare you for a life of meaning and success. Each of our locations offers a vibrant campus experience, supported by expert faculty and caring staff, all who focus on your growth, development, and success.

I encourage you to explore our website, connect with an admissions counselor, and schedule a campus visit. We’re eager to meet you and invite you to discover The Power of Three at Commonwealth University.

Bashar W. Hanna, Ph.D.
Commonwealth University President

Foundational Messages

For us to succeed, we must uphold our mission and values, along with the help and support from our leadership team. Learn more about our plans and efforts to bring the Power of Three to life.

Our hard-working and determined students are at the heart of everything we do. Commonwealth University leverages the power of Bloomsburg, Lock Haven, and Mansfield to provide affordable, high-quality education emphasizing high-impact practices, personal and career connections, and inclusivity supporting all learners to succeed in our region and beyond.

Learn more about Commonwealth University's Mission, Vision, and Values.

The inaugural strategic plan identifies student-centered initiatives and ideals to advance our mission, vision, values, and goals, empowering students to achieve their personal and professional aspirations. Our strategic statements, priorities, and commitments will guide this journey of learning, discovery, growth, and achievement.

The information provided in the Student Handbook sets the foundation for a positive, healthy, inclusive, and responsible campus experience that gives you the opportunity to realize your potential and fulfill your educational goals.

The President's Report is the University's annual report showcasing highlights of the past year including academic and student success.

Common Ground is a podcast hosted by Commonwealth University President, Dr. Bashar W. Hanna, which aims to bring together leaders from across Pennsylvania to engage in meaningful conversations.

Town Halls are designed to updates the university community on latest news and information across Commonwealth University and its campuses.

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Organizational Charts

The Commonwealth University organizational chart is available to show employee relationships and reporting structures.

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The President's Report: Strategic Vision

Senior Leadership Team

Commonwealth University President Dr. Bashar Hanna PhD Bloomsburg Lock Haven Mansfield Clearfield PASSHE

Bashar Hanna

  • President
  • University-wide
  • Bloomsburg
  • Lock Haven
  • Mansfield
  • Clearfield
Suzanne Suzy Williamson Commonwealth University headshot

Suzanne (Suzy) Williamson

  • Vice President for Administration, Chief of Staff
  • University-wide
  • Bloomsburg
  • Lock Haven
  • Mansfield
  • Clearfield
Stephen

Stephen Lee

  • Vice President for Enrollment Management
  • University-wide
  • Lock Haven
  • Bloomsburg
  • Mansfield
  • Clearfield
Martha Wygmans

Martha (Marty) Wygmans

  • Vice President for Student Success and Campus Life, Interim Associate Vice President
  • University-wide
  • Bloomsburg
  • Lock Haven
  • Mansfield
  • Clearfield
Erik Evans

Erik Evans

  • Vice President for Advancement
  • University-wide
  • Bloomsburg
  • Lock Haven
  • Mansfield
  • Clearfield
Cori

Cori Myers

  • Associate Vice President, Institutional Effectiveness
  • Lock Haven
Stacy Wagner

Stacy Wagner

  • Associate Vice President, Facilities Management
  • Bloomsburg
Tina

Tena Maurer

  • Associate Vice President of Human Resoures
  • Bloomsburg
Jones

Albert Jones

  • Chief Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging Officer
  • University-wide
  • Lock Haven
  • Bloomsburg
  • Mansfield
  • Clearfield
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Eric Ness

  • Vice President for Fiscal Affairs and Chief Financial Officer
  • Bloomsburg

President's Office Staff

Suzanne Suzy Williamson Commonwealth University headshot

Suzanne (Suzy) Williamson

  • Vice President for Administration, Chief of Staff
  • University-wide
  • Bloomsburg
  • Lock Haven
  • Mansfield
  • Clearfield
Dan Knorr

Dan Knorr

  • Executive Director of Economic Development & External Affairs
  • University-wide
mary vezendy

Mary Vezendy

  • Director of Operations, Administration & Open Records/Right to Know Officer
  • Bloomsburg