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Dr. DaleDr. Dale-Elizabeth Pehrsson begins as 17th president

"I am highly honored to have been chosen as the 17th president of Clarion University. The strengths of the faculty, staff, community and stakeholders are inspiring. I will seek and welcome advice and support from all constituents. Clarion University has a strong reputation and I look forward to building on our long tradition of excellent teaching and service to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania."

– Dr. Dale-Elizabeth Pehrsson

Dr. Pehrsson, or Dr. Dale as she likes to be called, was unanimously selected as the 17th president of Clarion University by the Board of Governors of Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education.

Prior to her presidency, which began July 1, Pehrsson served as the dean of the College of Education and Human Services at Central Michigan University since 2012.

She has more than 25 years of experience in higher education, beginning her academic career as an affiliate faculty member and clinical supervisor for counselor education at Idaho State University in 1991. She also has worked in the healthcare field, as both a counselor and registered nurse.





Contact Information

Dr. Dale-Elizabeth Pehrsson

Kelly Moran-Repinski, MS, MHA
Chief of Staff

Kristin Stiglitz
Executive Staff Assistant to the President

President's Office
202 Carrier Administration Building
Clarion University
Clarion, PA  16214
+1 814 393 2220




Last Updated 6/1/21