Dr. Raffy Luquis
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Two college faculty members named Penn State administrative fellows

Two Penn State Harrisburg faculty members, Dr. Doris Lee, professor in the training and development program, and Dr. Raffy Luquis, associate professor of health education, were among three fellows named to Penn State’s Administrative Fellows Program for the 2013-14 academic year. It is the program’s 27th year of consecutive operation. 

Designed to give Penn State faculty and staff first-hand leadership experience, each fellow spends the year working under the mentorship of a senior University officer. The program’s main objectives are to identify individuals with leadership potential and to provide them with opportunities to participate in learning activities, division-making processes, and program management to promote a better understanding of higher education administration.

Lee, who began her Penn State career at the Great Valley School of Graduate Professional Studies, now teaches and conducts research at Penn State Harrisburg, focusing on instructional design systems, including corporate training and e-learning design.

 Lee’s mentor will be Robert Pangborn, interim executive vice president and provost and vice president and dean for undergraduate education.

“I am extremely honored to have been named an Administrative Fellow under the leadership of Dr. Robert Pangborn,” Lee said. “I embrace the opportunity to further my own understanding of the challenges inherent to undergraduate education at top-tier institutions such as Penn State and look forward to the opportunity to make connections with other senior administrators at the University.”

Luquis is the program coordinator for the graduate program in health education at Penn State Harrisburg. He teaches graduate courses, advises graduate students, and conducts research on health education program development and implementation.

Hal Paz, CEO of the Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, senior vice president for health affairs, and dean for the Penn State College of Medicine, will serve as Luquis’s mentor.

“When I found out about my appointment as Administrative Fellow, I was excited and humbled. This program will provide me with the opportunity to broaden my perspectives and experiences in administration and leadership; it will help me to become more effective in my current work and will further prepare me for future administrative roles,” said Luquis. “Through observation of Dr. Paz’s work, I hope to gain an in-depth understanding of the complexity of the delivery of health care services and professional education and the challenges of conducting research and community outreach within an academic institution.”