Students from Bloomsburg, Lock Haven, and Mansfield
illustration of Carver Hall

Welcome to Commonwealth University

Bashar W. Hanna, University President

A Message from the President

Established July 1, 2022 Commonwealth University brings together Bloomsburg, Lock Haven, and Mansfield universities 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.

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.
University President 

Mission, Vision and Values


Senior Leadership

Bashar W. Hanna, Ph.D. – President
Diana Rogers-Adkinson, Ph.D. – Provost, Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs
Ron Darbeau, Ph.D. – Vice President for Faculty Affairs and Academic Operations
Stephen Lee, Ed.D. – Vice President for Enrollment Management
Martha Wygmans, Ed.D. – Vice President for Student Success and Campus Life
Erik Evans – Vice President for University Advancement
Eric Ness – Interim Vice President for Fiscal Affairs