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President's Message

Welcome to Commonwealth University of Pennsylvania, Home of the Huskies, Bald Eagles, and Mounties! Please see below a message from Commonwealth University President, Bashar Hanna. Inside this page, you will also find information pertaining to our mission/vision/values, strategic planning, student handbook, senior leadership, and more.

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.

Bashar W. Hanna, University President

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 

Commonwealth University Foundational Messages

For Commonwealth University 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.

Commonwealth University’s 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.

Strategic Plan

NameLeadership Title
Bashar W. Hanna, Ph.D.President
Suzanne WilliamsonVice President for Administration, Chief of Staff
Diana Rogers-Adkinson, Ph.D.Provost, Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs
Stephen Lee, Ed.D.Vice President for Enrollment Management
Marty Wygmans, Ed.D.Vice President for Student Success and Campus Life
Erik EvansVice President for University Advancement
Bill WalkerInterim Vice President for Strategic Communications and Marketing
Cori Myers, Ph.D.Associate Vice President for Institutional Effectiveness
Stacy WagnerAssociate Vice President for Facilities Management
Tena MaurerAssociate Vice President for Human Resources and Labor Relations
Ed Keller, D.Ed.Chief Information Officer
Albert JonesChief Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer
Eric NessVice President for Fiscal Affairs and Chief Financial Officer


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Read the President's Report: The Power of Three Below:

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Eric Ness

  • Vice President for Fiscal Affairs and Chief Financial Officer