Alan Schaffranek

Alan Schaffranek

  • Director of Alumni Relations
229 Ag Administration Building
University Park, PA 16802

Alan Schaffranek became the director of alumni relations at Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences in January 2019 and oversees the coordination of events, programs, and initiatives that connect more than 31,000 alumni to faculty and staff. 

After receiving his Event Leadership Executive Certification from Temple University, Alan harnessed his passion for special events and entrepreneurial spirit into his own event coordination business for over 10 years.  The worlds of event management and alumni relations collided when his career led him to the position of executive director of the C. Barton McCann School of Art in Petersburg, Pennsylvania. While there, he implemented a process that increased overall giving by 300 percent while overseeing approximately 30 special events a year.  His Penn State career began when he accepted the position of special events and development coordinator for the Penn State College of Information Sciences and Technology and was soon promoted to associate director of Alumni Relations for the Penn State Smeal College of Business. Most recently, Alan was an engagement specialist at TASSL, while launching a terrestrial radio station called Party 105.7 WGAY in Key West, Florida.

Alan is a Penn State alumnus from World Campus and a lifetime member of the Penn State Alumni Association. He is a board member of the Centre County Farmland Trust and a member of the State College Downtown Rotary.

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