The President's Page: Dr. Bashar Hanna

Bashar W. Hanna, Ph.D., was named the 19th president of Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania in July 2017. Dr. Hanna was a professor of biology and formerly vice president for academic affairs and dean of the faculty at Delaware Valley University in Doylestown.

He is now the 1st President of Commonwealth University.

Common Ground Podcast:

Welcome to Common Ground, a higher education podcast that brings leaders from across Pennsylvania together to engage in meaningful conversations. I am Dr. Bashar Hanna, President of Commonwealth University.

Together, we’re exploring the issues our institutions, our communities, our students and their families are facing on their path to earning a degree. From institutional transformation to workforce development, college affordability, and career trends, I hope you’ll join me to learn more about the future of higher ed and hear compelling stories from some of our Commonwealth’s most transformational leaders.

Latest Episode:

Jennifer Wakeman, Executive Director of DRIVE and Hope Lineman, PASSHE Executive Director of Workforce Development joins Commonwealth University President Bashar Hanna for a conversation about fostering partnerships across industries and employers, breaking down traditional barriers to education, and looking outside the box to reach students and set the region up for success long into the future.

Archived Episodes:

Commonwealth University President, Dr. Bashar Hanna is joined by Chair of the Council of Trustees, Former PA Secretary of Corrections John Wetzel. Together, they discuss former Secretary Wetzel's education journey, the road that led to the formation of Commonwealth U, and how education can transform the lives of students.