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Hoover Named Associate Dean

Tracy Hoover

Tracy Hoover, who has served as interim associate dean for undergraduate education in Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences since June 2011, has been named to the post on a permanent basis.

“Tracy has done an outstanding job of guiding our Office for Undergraduate Education during a time of change and transition,” said Bruce McPheron, dean of the college. “Her thoughtful and steady leadership will be invaluable as we continue to assess and strengthen our undergraduate programs and prepare global-ready graduates for the challenges and opportunities ahead.”

Hoover is responsible for overseeing an academic enterprise that includes 19 majors, 24 minors, three two-year programs, and two certificate programs. Including students enrolled in Ag Sciences programs at other Penn State campuses and in majors offered jointly with other academic colleges, the College of Agricultural Sciences serves about 3,000 undergraduates, which represents an approximate 48 percent increase over the last five years.

Hoover received her bachelor’s degree in animal science from Delaware Valley College. She earned her master’s degree in animal science and doctorate in agricultural education in 1990, both from Penn State.

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