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Keystone College Names Dr. Tracy Brundage as Eleventh President

The Keystone College Board of Trustees has announced that Tracy L. Brundage, Ph.D. will become the eleventh president of Keystone College, effective July 1, 2018.

Since August of 2017, Dr. Brundage has served as Keystone’s provost and vice president for academic affairs. She succeeds David L. Coppola, Ph.D. who announced in January that he would step down as Keystone’s president after serving in that position since 2013.

John F. Pullo, Sr. ’69, chair of Keystone’s Board of Trustees, said the selection of Dr. Brundage ends an extensive national search during which 167 outstanding candidates were considered.

“We are extremely pleased to welcome Dr. Brundage as the eleventh president of Keystone College,” Mr. Pullo said.

“Tracy has a highly successful record in higher education and workforce development, and her experience as provost and vice president for academic affairs at Keystone further adds to her qualifications to lead Keystone into the future as we celebrate our 150th anniversary during the coming year.”

“It is indeed a great honor to be selected as the next president of Keystone College as we continue to build upon the tremendous progress we have made in recent years,” Dr. Brundage said.

“I look forward to continuing the proud legacy established by Dr. Coppola, President Emeritus Dr. Edward G. Boehm, Jr., and all those who have helped make Keystone an educational leader in Northeastern Pennsylvania for the past 150 years.” ~ Dr. Brundage

Before coming to Keystone, Dr. Brundage served as vice president of workforce development at Pennsylvania College of Technology (PCT) in Williamsport. She has 26 years of experience in academic and operational leadership, strategic planning, and organizational development in higher education and the private sector.

Employed at PCT for 10 years, she held leadership positions in a variety of roles. Dr. Brundage has also served as director of continuing education at Penn State University – York, and director of workforce development and continuing education at Harrisburg Area Community College. She has been employed in the private sector as a small-business owner, a software education instructor, and training specialist.

Dr. Brundage holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Gettysburg College, a master of education in training and development and a doctorate in workforce education and development, both from Penn State University. She resides in Moscow, Pa. with her two daughters.

“I am delighted that Dr. Brundage will become the eleventh president of Keystone College.” ~ Dr. Coppola

“I am delighted that Dr. Brundage will become the eleventh president of Keystone College,” said Dr. Coppola, who will be returning to Sacred Heart University, Fairfield, Conn., to accept a leadership position at that school. “Tracy has the skill, leadership, and vision to help Keystone continue its remarkable journey.”

In recent years, Keystone has introduced several innovative programs to help its students succeed in the classroom and in their chosen careers. The Keystone Commitment loan re-payment program helps students pursue the careers of their choice without the constant worry of long-term debt. The KC Encompass program eliminates the burdensome cost of purchasing textbooks each semester.

The Stairs to Success four-year plan enables students to develop a meaningful and timely path to academic, personal, and career success. Finally, the Keystone Promise is a unique pledge that promises that Keystone will prepare students and then stands by them after they graduate. All of those initiatives are available at no extra cost to students.

Keystone offers more than 40 undergraduate and graduate degree options in liberal arts and science-based programs in business, communications, education, fine arts, natural science, environmental resource management, geology, and social sciences. Located 15 minutes from Scranton, Pa. and two hours from New York City and Philadelphia, Keystone is known for small class sizes and individual attention focused on student success through internships, research, and community involvement.