Todd Brown, Transportation and Logistics Institute Project Coordinator at Lock Haven University
LOCK HAVEN, Pa. -To assist Pennsylvania’s 4th largest sector employer, Lock Haven University, in collaboration with Mansfield University, has created a new position to address targeted higher education needs within the transportation and logistics industry of the Commonwealth.Lock Haven University is a member of the Pennsylvania State
System of Higher Education (PASSHE), the largest provider of higher education in
the commonwealth. Its 14 universities offer more than 250 degree and certificate
programs in more than 120 areas of study. Nearly 405,000 system alumni live and
work in Pennsylvania.
As a result of this mutual effort and the use of grant funds from the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education, Todd Brown has been hired to fill the position of Transportation and Logistics Institute Project Coordinator. This position is responsible for identifying, securing and maintaining resources and strategies to assess the feasibility of a Transportation and Logistics Institute; and then to develop and deliver a range of professional and applied programs to serve these emerging and high priority disciplines of importance.
Tim Keohane, director of the Small Business Development Center (SBDC-Lock Haven University) and Lindsey Sikorski, director of Workforce Development and Non-Credit Programs at Mansfield University, are the project directors at their respective State System institutions and will oversee this new position.
“While in somewhat uncharted territory, we at LHU are excited to be able to provide analysis for the potential alignment of credit and non-credit programs within the System and in partnership with other public and private colleges, community colleges, and universities to meet student interests and workforce development needs ,” said Keohane.
Sikorski added, “Our universities recognized an opportunity to serve a large sector of Pennsylvania's workforce by investigating the possibility of providing programming aimed at the development of technical expertise for the transportation and logistics industry.”
A resident of Coudersport, Potter County, Brown comes to LHU after 19 years at Adelphia Communications where he has most recently served in the position of Director of Facilities and Fleet Operations. His past responsibilities also include managing the operations and budgets for Adelphia’s 15 commercial properties in Coudersport as well as the company’s 8000+ unit vehicle fleet spread throughout 31 states.
Brown received a Master of Business Administration from St. Bonaventure University in 1995, a Certificate of Automotive Merchandising from Northwood University in 1989 and a Bachelor of Science in Marketing and Finance from Syracuse University in 1988. He is currently enrolled in the Education Council’s, Leadership Potter County ’08 class.
“I am eager to work with both universities, the Commonwealth’s transportation and logistics industry, as well as state and local officials to prove this institute is the right fit for the region. I am even more enthusiastic that it pertains to an industry about which I am deeply passionate,” said Brown. “The Institute may prove to be the optimal solution between the transportation and logistics industry’s needs, Potter County’s abundant resources and Lock Haven and Mansfield Universities expertise to marry the two.”