State System of Higher Education names next chancellor
The Board of Governors of Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education selected Daniel Greenstein, former Gates Foundation director, as the State System’s fifth chancellor.
Board of Governors Chairwoman Cynthia D. Shapira called Greenstein’s selection “a game changer” and his appointment “makes the strong statement that we are committed to our mission of providing accessible, affordable, quality higher education to students while serving the needs of the Commonwealth, even as we redesign ourselves for the future.”
“Dan comes to us with an incredible level of knowledge and experience and the demonstrated temperament necessary to achieve great things. He will use all of that to help achieve excellence for our students and stakeholders, and—indeed— to write the template for 21st Century public higher education in the nation.”
As director of the Gates Foundation’s Postsecondary Success strategy, Greenstein worked with other higher education leaders across the country on initiatives designed to raise educational-attainment levels and to promote economic mobility, especially among low-income and minority students.