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Welcome from President Karen Whitney

Welcome to Clarion University of Pennsylvania!  I'm glad that you are interested in learning more about our nationally recognized academic community and the exciting opportunities we offer.

Your choice of a university is one of the most important decisions you will ever make.  While I encourage you to take the time to research the many programs that are available, I am confident that you will find Clarion University extremely competitive on the quality factors that are important to you:

  • Academic programs that have earned the highest accreditation

  • Strong faculty and staff committed to serving every student as an individual

  • A small and supportive environment that promotes exploration and discovery

  • Facilities that support quality learning and living within a campus community

This is an exciting time at Clarion.  Whether you are a prospective student, an alum, or a parent, take a moment to check out all that is going on by exploring our website.  Better yet--plan on visiting our campuses to discover first hand that together we can achieve great things!

Dr. Karen M. Whitney


Workforce Plan (2013-2015)

The Clarion University Workforce Plan outlines a bold, ambitious set of actions designed to ensure that we will achieve the mission, vision, and strategic goals of the university. This plan clearly aligns our university investments of time, energy, and other resources to our strategic directions. The actions presented in the plan will result in a Clarion University that by July 1, 2015 is positioned for the future and able to continue serving students, employers, and community partners as a public university. At the forefront of this plan is student success in terms of our determination as a public university for our students to graduate and succeed in their careers beyond the classroom thanks to the marketable skills they learn at Clarion. Read the entire report at