New Faculty/Staff Committee Co-Chairs for Health and Human Development Named for Penn State Campaign

February 26, 2010

Two former faculty members in the College of Health and Human Development (HHD), Janet Atwood and Dr. Stanley P. Mayers Jr., have been named co-chairs of the Faculty/Staff Campaign Committee for HHD’s part of the Penn State campaign, “For the Future: The Campaign for Penn State Students.”

Faculty/Staff Campaign Committee members aim to promote giving among their colleagues in the individual units, including colleges, campuses, and administrative units. The volunteer committee will have goals for total dollars and participation, which will be announced as part of the campaign.

“Stan and Janet are wonderful faculty members who care deeply about the college,” says Dr. Nan Crouter, Raymond E. and Erin Stuart Schultz Dean of the College of Health and Human Development. “They are eager to get the word out about the campaign and will work to encourage current and retired faculty and staff members to contribute in ways that are personally meaningful to them. They are both members of the Mount Nittany Society, the University’s highest donor-recognition group, so they understand the importance and meaning of giving back. HHD had an outstanding level of faculty-staff participation in the last campaign, and my hope is that we will have an even higher participation rate this time.”

Mayers is the co-founder of Penn State’s undergraduate program in the Department of Health Policy and Administration (HPA), and spent twenty-six-years with Penn State. He served as HPA department head for nine years and as associate dean for undergraduate studies and associate dean for academic studies in the College of Health and Human Development.

Atwood taught for forty-five years at various institutions including Skidmore College and the University of Iowa. She joined the Penn State faculty in 1969 in the Department of Exercise and Sport Science, was acting department head for a period of time, and retired with the rank of associate professor in 1994. She was involved with the University Faculty Senate, which she chaired in 1990, and was in charge of the Basic Instruction Program, now known as the Kinesiology Physical Activity Program (KPAP).


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