Transfer Admissions & Advising Committee

Bridging the knowledge gap between two and four year schools

Conference Presenter: Dr. Kathleen Howley

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Only 9 days until the Inaugural TAAC Conference! And to get you all excited, the next presenter biography is not from a school, but from PASSHE. Dr. Kathleen M. Howley will bring a different view of transfer to light.

Dr. Howley is the Senior Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic and Student Affairs at the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. She provides strategic leadership, coordination, and oversight for System-wide Academic and Student Affairs Policies, Curricular Programs, and other initiatives such as Distance Education and Community College collaborations/partnerships. In addition, Dr. Howley provides academic leadership and direction to programmatic areas of the Dixon University Center Academic Consortium and PASSHE Center City Philadelphia which provides on-site and distance learning opportunities for primarily adult learners in the greater Harrisburg and Philadelphia regions.

She has more than 25 years of higher education experience working at both public and private institutions including Keystone Jr. College, Harrisburg Area Community College (where she served as Transfer Counselor and Director of Articulation and Tech Prep), Penn State, and Shippensburg University.

Kathleen earned her B.S. degree in Science/Biology, M.Ed. in Counselor Education/Student Personnel Administration, and D.Ed. degree in Adult & Higher Education from the Pennsylvania State University

With this type of background and experience, Dr. Howley is sure to give a presentation that we are all sure to remember. Her presentation will focus on articulation agreements and the policies that go with them. After a brief discussion of articulation agreements, legislation, and related policies in PA and beyond, Dr. Howley will begin a discussion on how we might and should move towards developing a culture, policies, and practice that assesses, addresses, and governs all credits not earned at the home institution which is fundamental to meeting the needs of our “new normal”.


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