People Watch: Focus of Penn State Lehigh Valley’s leader: Grow businesses

Chancellor Tina Richardson helps oversee the institution’s LaunchBox program that supports early-stage startups
By: | August 14, 2019
Tina Richardson, Chancellor, Penn State Lehigh Valley, PennsylvaniaTina Richardson, Chancellor, Penn State Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania

For Tina Richardson, chancellor of Penn State Lehigh Valley, business growth is key. Though she has been working in education for most of her life, Richardson has helped bring a business mindset to her role as leader of the Upper Saucon Township campus in Pennsylvania. She helps oversee the institution’s LaunchBox program that supports early-stage startups, offering anyone in the community—not just students—the opportunity to submit a business idea and potentially get funding to make it a reality. Read more.

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Miles College welcomed interim President Bobbie Knight and began a farewell to her predecessor, George T. French Jr. French spent 23 years at the institution, with nine years as director of development and the last 14 years as president. He is leaving the Birmingham, Alabama, area to become president of Clark Atlanta University in Georgia. Read more.

Pelema Morrice, president of Great Bay Community College in New Hampshire, is stepping down from his position. Read more.