Welcome from the Chancellor

Welcome from the Chancellor

Francis K. Achampong

Dr. Francis K. Achampong, Penn State Mont Alto Chancellor

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Welcome to Penn State Mont Alto! Nestled within the foothills of south central Pennsylvania, our campus provides students with an opportunity to pursue a world-class Penn State education on an intimate college campus.

Penn State Mont Alto was founded more than 110 years ago and is recognized for its strong tradition of excellence in education. Located on an idyllic, tree-lined campus, today students of all ages are challenged at Penn State Mont Alto to be prepared to live and work anywhere in the world. We want all Penn State Mont Alto graduates to have the skills and knowledge they need to thrive in their careers.

At Penn State Mont Alto, the classes are taught by faculty who are recognized nationally and internationally for their extensive scholarly and professional work. You will also meet students from across the Commonwealth, as well as students from throughout the country and abroad. Most importantly, you will receive a world-class education that will prepare you to work in today’s global society.

Education is our primary focus, and at Penn State Mont Alto you will get a top-tier Penn State education, with its reputation for excellence, as well as the benefits of a small, nurturing campus. You have the option of completing one of five baccalaureate degrees or eight associate degrees right here on the Mont Alto campus. You can also begin any of Penn State’s 160+ majors at Mont Alto and then complete your degree at Penn State’s University Park campus or another Penn State location.

At Penn State Mont Alto, students can enjoy the traditional college experience, while living in one of our three residence halls or commuting from a nearby college apartment or home residence.  In addition to that, Penn State Mont Alto offers a unique, engaging, educational experience for students of all ages. Degree and non-credit classes are available to assist adults looking to change professions or advance their careers.

On behalf of Penn State Mont Alto, I invite you to visit our beautiful campus in person. Come and learn about Penn State’s respected academic programs, explore the many educational opportunities we offer, or simply enjoy a cultural event and a walk around the campus arboretum. I look forward to seeing you at Penn State Mont Alto soon!


Francis K. Achampong, Ph.D.