WILLIAMSPORT – The dean and a professor of the College of Technology at Indiana State University has been named vice president for academic affairs and provost of the Pennsylvania College of Technology.
The Penn State affiliate board approved in a special session Monday the selection of Neslihan “Nesli” Alp as the college’s highest -ranked academic office.
He will take over the office on Aug. 1, replacing Michael J. Reed who on July 1 became president of Penn College. He replaces Davie Jane Gilmour who has retired after holding the position for 24 years.
As dean of the 2,000-student Indiana State College of Technology, Alp leads five departments, the flight academy, Air Force and Army ROTC and manages 80 faculty and staff.
Prior to coming to Indiana State in 2018, he was associate dean of academic activities at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, where he served in various administrative and faculty roles there for 19 years.
Alp holds a doctorate in engineering management from Missouri University of Science and Technology.
He holds a master’s of science in industrial engineering and a bachelor’s of science degrees in engineering management, both from Istanbul Technical University, Turkey.
He also earned a certificate in management and leadership education from the Harvard Graduate School of Education.
Penn College, which emphasizes technology-based education, has an estimated 4,000 students.
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