Penn State Harrisburg

Jane Leipold named University Alumni Fellow

Jane Leipold

Jane Leipold

Penn State Harrisburg alumna Jane Leipold, of Harrisburg, PA, was recognized with the Penn State Alumni Association’s 2013 Alumni Fellow Award.

She was recognized for her “outstanding professional accomplishments” and given the lifelong title of Alumni Fellow.  The award, established in 1973, is the highest award given by the association.

Leipold, who received her MBA from Penn State Harrisburg in 1988, is senior vice president of global human resources for TE Connectivity, a multi-national company involved in the design and manufacture of products that connect and protect power and data flow.  She also holds a Penn State bachelor’s degree in quantitative business analysis.

Leipold develops and implements human resources processes, policies, and programs and manages the company’s global security, compensation, benefits, employee relations, payroll, legal compliance, and human resource information systems functions. She has held human resources roles in training and development, organizational development, executive education, and leadership development.

Leipold has offered her business expertise through board memberships and as a guest lecturer to college students. She was instrumental in the establishment of the TE Connectivity Capstone Design Endowment to fund Penn State Harrisburg senior engineering capstone projects and to create the TE Connectivity Lecture Series in Connector Design, which will provide opportunities for students to network with industry experts.  She recently worked with students to improve their résumé writing skills during the “Résumania” event on campus and presently serves on the Penn State Harrisburg Board of Advisers.