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University Welcomes Experienced Leader & Educator to Develop Its Centers

Jul 3, 2012

Dale Hamby has joined Harrisburg University of Science and Technology as the Associate Vice President for University Centers.

Harrisburg University has created several centers and institutes since 2005 as engines to provide experiential projects and opportunities for students, relationship building opportunities with external entities for faculty and the University, and a targeted venue for serving the community and region in unique and innovative ways.

Examples of these efforts over the years include the Government Technology Institute, the Geospatial Technology Center, the Food Science and Technology Center, and the Center for Advanced Entertainment and Learning Technologies. The University is also looking to create new centers in areas like energy technology, entrepreneurship and applied science.

In his role at the University, Mr. Hamby will work with the center directors and faculty members leading center initiatives. He will provide project oversight for each center, as well as support business development, relationship development, and program development for each center as well as coordinate strategic efforts across all centers. Additionally, he will continue to develop the centers in a strategic and coordinated way that also continues to build the sustainability and capacity of the University and its programs.   

He comes to HU with significant experience in strategic planning, project management, business development, operations, team leadership and education.  He has served as a teacher at the Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, as well as a professor at the US Military Academy and Colorado State University.   He is a graduate of the US Military Academy with a BS in Engineering; a BGS in Computer Systems Analysis from Roosevelt University in Hawaii, and an MBA from Harvard.

Founded in 2001 to address Central Pennsylvania's need for increased opportunities for study leading to careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields, Harrisburg University is an innovative and ambitious private institution that produces graduates who provide increased competence and capacity in science and technology disciplines to Pennsylvania and the nation. Harrisburg University ensures institutional access for underrepresented students and links learning and research to practical outcomes. As a private University serving the public good, Harrisburg University remains the only STEM-focused comprehensive university located between Philadelphia and Pittsburgh.

For more information on the University's demand-driven undergraduate, graduate and certificate programs in applied science and technology fields, call 717.901.5146 or email