Welcome back, PennWest!  

There is excitement on our California, Clarion and Edinboro campuses as we look forward to the spring semester.

I’m pleased to share great news as we begin: Thanks to many, many hours of hard work, we are on track to meet our enrollment goals for spring. I want to acknowledge every faculty and staff member who worked diligently to meet this milestone. While there is still work to do, your commitment on behalf of our students is noticed and deeply appreciated.

To our new students who are just beginning their PennWest journey, welcome to our family! We are excited to see how you will grow and thrive during your time here. To our returning students, welcome back. Our priority is supporting you as you achieve your goal of a college degree. To our online students, you are an important part of our university community, and we look forward to serving your needs.

Together, we have successfully launched PennWest, and I remain excited about the opportunities before us. Together, we will achieve great things.

I wish you a fantastic semester!

Dr. Dale-Elizabeth Pehrsson
Founding President