Muhlenberg College in Allentown, Pennsylvania, Extends Tenure of Interim President Kathleen Harring

Kathleen Harring was appointed interim president of Muhlenberg College in Allentown, Pennsylvania, this past June. Now the board of trustees has extended this appointment for the next two years. Richard C. Crist Jr. chair of the board of trustees at Muhlenberg College, stated that the two-year extension enables the board to conduct a presidential search at a time of its choosing rather than rushing into the process.

Muhlenberg College enrolls just over 2,300 undergraduate students, according to the latest data supplied to the U.S. Department of Education. Women make up 61 percent of the student body.

Dr. Harring previously served as provost and has been a faculty member in the department of psychology since 1984. Before being named provost in 2017, Dr. Harring served as vice president and dean of institutional effectiveness and planning, dean of institutional assessment and academic planning, and chair of the psychology department.

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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