Megan Nagel Is the New Chancellor of the Greater Allegheny Campus of Pennsylvania State University

Megan Nagel is the new chancellor and chief academic officer at the Greater Allegheny campus of Pennsylvania State University in McKeesport. She has served in the role in an interim capacity since June 2022.

The campus enrolls just under 400 students, according to the most recent data from the U.S. Department of Education. Women are just 39 percent of the student body.

Dr. Nagel joined Penn State Greater Allegheny in 2010 as an assistant professor of chemistry. She received the George W. Atherton Award for Teaching Excellence in 2016 and earned tenure and was promoted to associate professor of chemistry in 2018. In July 2020, Dr. Nagel was named the campus’ associate chief academic officer, supporting local faculty on the tenure track.

“Penn State Greater Allegheny is a special campus,” Dr. Nagel stated. “We value the relationships we build with our students and are fully committed to creating an environment where we develop scholars and citizens who will join the vast Penn State alumni network. I recognize the value of Penn State’s presence in southwestern Pennsylvania. I look forward to exploring new and innovative ways the campus can fulfill its land-grant mission, while continuing to offer a world-class Penn State education.

Dr. Nagel earned a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Slippery Rock University in Pennsylvania. She holds a Ph.D. in chemistry from Pennsylvania State University

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