Kathleen Harring Selected to Lead Muhlenberg College in Allentown, Pennsylvania

Kathleen Harring has been named interim president of Muhlenberg College in Allentown, Pennsylvania. The school enrolls over 2,300 students, 60 percent of whom are women.

Since April 2017, Dr. Harring has served as provost of Muhlenberg College. Previously she held other roles at the college including vice president and dean of institutional effectiveness and planning, dean of institutional assessment and academic planning, and chair of the psychology department. She has been a faculty member since 1984.

“The progress we’ve made in moving the College forward has been done as a community, working together. It’s a community that I am proud to be a part of,” says Dr. Harring. “Muhlenberg is in a strong position, in no small part due to our collective commitment to evolve in ways that strengthen and integrate the academic and student life experiences. I am honored to serve in this new role, leading this great college on a path our community has set into motion through our strategic plan and through our everyday service.”

Dr. Harring is a graduate of Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, where she majored in psychology. She holds a master’s degree and Ph.D. both in social psychology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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