Library with sculpture in the foreground

Chancellor's Office

Chancellor's Office

Mukund Kulkarni, Ph.D.Chancellor

Thank you for taking a few moments to learn more about the rich array of academic programs and services at Penn State Harrisburg, an undergraduate college and graduate school of The Pennsylvania State University.

We have expanded considerably since our founding in 1966. Today, the college enrolls more than 5,000 students and offers more than 65 associate, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degree programs. 

Our reputation is our hallmark – nationally accredited programs, award-winning faculty who are accomplished teachers and scholars, and the resources of a world-class research university.

Our proximity to the state capital and to a vibrant hub of commerce and industry affords our students many opportunities for involvement in community service, internships, fellowships, and mentoring programs – all experiences that extend learning beyond the classroom.

Student learning is central to all that we do. We share the belief that the truest measure of the college’s success is the accomplishments of our students.

A testament to the strength of a Penn State Harrisburg education is the success of our alumni – now numbering more than 40,000. Among them are distinguished business and community leaders, legislators and public officials, educators, researchers, engineers, computer scientists, historians, journalists, mental health professionals, and much more.

I invite you to learn more about us. Visit. Talk with our admissions counselors, faculty, students, and staff members. I am confident you will be pleased with what you see and learn.


Mukund Kulkarni, Ph.D.
Chancellor