HARRISBURG — The State System of Higher Education’s Board of Governors today selected Clarion University President Dale-Elizabeth Pehrsson to serve as interim president of Edinboro University.

Pehrsson will continue to serve as president of Clarion, a position she’s held since 2018, according to a Clarion news release. She will begin her new appointment on Dec. 31, replacing outgoing President Guiyou Huang.

“The appointment of Dr. Dale is yet another example of the faith we have in our leaders,” Chancellor Dan Greenstein said. “Edinboro serves a critical role in the higher education landscape of northwestern Pennsylvania, and we’re confident she values Edinboro’s success as much as Clarion’s and that of the whole system.”

Pehrsson is part of a team overseeing the integration of Clarion, Edinboro and California universities.

“This appointment puts Edinboro at the vanguard of the system redesign, allowing us to show everyone what can be achieved through collaboration,” said Barbara Chaffee, chair of Edinboro’s Council of Trustees.

J.D. Dunbar, chair of Clarion’s Council of Trustees, said Pehrsson's appointment to Edinboro “is fortuitous timing to collaborate with Edinboro in this new and innovative leadership paradigm.”

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