Sandy Feather, director of enrollment management and the adult education coordinator at Penn State Worthington Scranton, has been appointed to the University's Commission for Adult Learners.
Ms. Feather, who was nominated for this position by her colleagues, will serve a three-year term beginning Sept. 1, 2015 through June 30, 2018.
The Commission provides a highly visible University-wide body dedicated to fostering a supportive climate for adult learners. It serves as an advocate for adult learners; recommends changes in policies, practices, and procedures; fosters coordination and information exchange; and monitors the recruitment, retention and student satisfaction of adult learners. Each year the Commission plays an increasingly important strategic role in advancing support for adult learners.
For 2015-16, the Commission will continue its efforts to improve the University's responsiveness to and awareness of this important student population. Dr. Francis Achampong, Chancellor, Penn State Mont Alto, will provide leadership for the coming year and Martha Jordan, Director of Adult Learner Advocacy, will serve as the sponsors' administrative liaison to the Commission.
Ms. Feather has been with Penn State Worthington Scranton since 2005 and is responsible for student recruitment and retention programs, and oversees all admissions-related programs and activities. During that time she has received the 2006 Award for Administrative Service; the 2008 Gertrude Hawk Chocolates Service Award; and the 2014 David and Joyce Mack Tressler Award for Professional Development.
She received her Master's degree in education from St. Joseph's University, Philadelphia; a Master's of Science degree in physical therapy from Neumann College; and a Bachelor of Science in molecular biology from Cedar Crest College.
She resides in South Abington Township with her husband Jeffrey and they have two daughters.