LOCK HAVEN, Pa. - Lock Haven University was recently welcomed as one of the newest members of the Talloires Network, an international association of institutions committed to strengthening the civic roles and social responsibilities of higher education. The Talloires Network envisions universities around the world as a vibrant and dynamic force in their societies, incorporating civic engagement and community service into their research and teaching mission. As a member of the Talloires, Lock Haven joins 164 prestigious institutions from around the globe in their commitment to civic engagement in higher education. 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.
Lock Haven is the first college or university in Pennsylvania to be accepted as a Talloires member. University president Dr. Keith Miller said, ”We are proud that LHU has been named as a member of the Talloires Network. Being part of this global movement further expresses the university’s commitment to international education and civic engagement.” MountainServe Center for Global Citizenship director Anne-Marie Turnage proclaimed that she is “thrilled that LHU was welcomed into the Talloires Network. It is an honor to be involved with a global network of colleges and universities so committed to producing civically engaged and socially responsible students.” Institute for International Studies dean Dr. Jennifer Creamer is “looking forward to networking with the Talloires institutions.” Creamer added, “ We now belong to a group of like-minded institutions and have the opportunity to learn from and share programming ideas with universities from around the world, impacting not only our local but also our international civic engagement.”