Higher education leader joins Central Penn College administration

Posted On On: July 13, 2016 Categories Filed Under: Member News

SUMMERDALE, Pa., July 13, 2016 – Dr. Linda Fedrizzi-Williams has been selected to be the next vice president of Academic Affairs/provost at Central Penn College, after a nationwide search that drew a number of well-qualified candidates.

“While visiting our Summerdale campus, Dr. Fedrizzi-Williams impressed the selection committee members with her knowledge of student retention initiatives, pedagogy and team leadership,” said Dr. Karen M. Scolforo, president of Central Penn College. “She asked hard, telling questions and conveyed her desire to collaborate on behalf of our students.”

Dr. Fedrizzi-Williams joins us from SUNY Orange in Middletown, New York, where she served as associate vice president of Liberal Arts. She holds a doctorate in Higher Education and Organizational Change from Benedictine University, a master’s degree in Organizational Communication and a bachelor’s degree in Communication from Marist College, and an associate degree in Liberal Arts from SUNY Orange.

During her time at SUNY Orange, Dr. Fedrizzi-Williams secured funding for a new state-of-the-art television studio for the Arts & Communications Department, created seven new courses, and secured Title III grants for targeted messaging to students at-risk of academic termination. She also served as an associate professor for arts & communication during her time at the school.

Dr. Fedrizzi-Williams will begin her new role on July 18.

Central Penn College has been helping students turn potential into career success since 1881, offering career-focused associate, bachelor’s and master’s degrees in a variety of fields. Degree programs are available in: accounting, business administration, communications, criminal justice, healthcare, homeland security, information technology, legal studies and organizational leadership. The college, currently serving students at its Summerdale and Lancaster locations, attributes its high rate of student success to a caring faculty and its hands-on learning approach. Based on Central Penn’s most recent One-Year Graduate Survey, 85.8 percent of graduates were employed in their chosen field or continuing their education within one year of graduation. Central Penn College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104 (267-284-5000). The Middle States Commission on Higher Education is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. www.centralpenn.edu