I’m delighted to lead western Pennsylvania’s second-largest university, with campuses at California, Clarion and Edinboro.
We’ve built a university where students come first – and where they’re at the table when decisions are made.
At PennWest University:
- We offer education your way, with in-person, hybrid and online programs that suit your life and support your career plans.
- We’re student ready. We meet you where you are and guide you through financial, personal and academic challenges.
- We advocate for all members of our community, so everyone feels a sense of belonging.
- We are Western Pennsylvania. We’re serving our communities and keeping our local economy strong.
- We empower and invest in our people and culture, creating a supportive environment where you can learn, work and thrive.
I invite you to learn more about PennWest, starting with this fact sheet and our points of pride. The future you want starts here!
Dr. Dale-Elizabeth Pehrsson
Founding President, PennWest University