February 19, 2013
Dr. Pete Skoner, Associate Provost at Saint Francis, was elected to Board of Directors of the American Conference of Academic Deans (ACAD), Class of 2015. His appointment was announced at the ACAD annual business meeting held during the 69th Annual Meeting of the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U), on January 25, in Atlanta.
The AAC&U meeting included an ACAD Dean’s Institute, an interactive workshop allowing academic leaders to develop their leadership skills. Through meetings and workshops relevant to the current and future directions of higher education, ACAD facilitates professional networking across institutional types in order to promote collaboration, innovation, and effective practice.
Dr. Skoner was appointed Associate Provost of Saint Francis in 2008, and holds the rank of Professor of Physics. He serves as Associate Editor for The Pentagon, the journal of the Kappa Mu Epsilon (KME) National Mathematics Honor Society, for which he is also the National Historian. He has served on accreditation and certification visiting evaluation teams for the Middle States Association, the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA Division I), and the Pennsylvania Department of Education. He has served as President of the Laurel Highlands Mathematics Alliance and on the executive board of the Pennsylvania Council of Teachers of Mathematics (PCTM). He currently coordinates the Pennsylvania Statistics Poster Competition for K-12 students, and serves on the advisory board of the Pennsylvania Postsecondary Information Management System (PIMS).
Dr. Skoner received his Bachelor of Science degree in Mining Engineering from the Pennsylvania State University, his Master of Education degree from Saint Francis College, as well as Master of Business Administration and Doctorate of Education degrees from the Indiana University of Pennsylvania.