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Office of the President


As Lock Haven University’s 14th president, I welcome you to The Haven.   Our knowledgeable faculty, staff, and administrators strive to support all facets of learning for new and returning students.   

Our University is unique as both the Lock Haven and Clearfield campuses sit along the West Branch of the Susquehanna River amid scenic beauty.    Our students have access to a nurturing community that is both supportive and encouraging, while offering more than 60 undergraduate programs, 40 minor concentrations, and six Masters programs.  

Lock Haven University continues to evolve to address and meet the needs of the workforce demands of the Commonwealth by building on our achievements.    Undergraduate research allows students to work side-by-side with our faculty, as well as community partners, as they engage in hands-on learning involving real-world problems, making this an important and integral feature of their educational experience.

Our 2014 graduates reported, with a 70% response rate, that 97% are employed, continuing their education, or serving in the military.  Of those that are employed, more than 80% are working in their field of study.

Our University has been the start of many successes for our nearly 30,000 alumni.  Be sure to visit our new virtual tour portal to find out more about life on campus and the educational opportunities.   And of course, we invite you to visit us in person.  

We are confident that you too can Follow your Passion and Embrace Your Possibilities when you come home to The Haven. 


President's Signature

Michael Fiorentino, Jr. 

Contact Us:
Gwen Bechdel, Executive Assistant to the President
399 Ulmer Hall
(570) 484-2001