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Long-time university administrator named interim director of Stuckeman School

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Patricia Kucker

Penn State Architecture alumna Patricia Kucker, who has spent the past 27 years in higher education administration, has been named the interim director of the Stuckeman School in the Penn State College of Arts and Architecture. The position is a two-year appointment that begins July 1.

Kucker, who holds an Ed.D. in Higher Education, Leadership and Policy from Vanderbilt University, began her career as a licensed architect, entered the teaching ranks of architecture programs and later moved into the broader realm of higher education administration in the arts and design.

“We are thrilled to welcome an architect and administrator with Patricia Kucker’s experience to lead the Stuckeman School,” said Barbara Korner, dean of the College of Arts and Architecture. “Patricia has a proven record as an effective leader at some of the top schools in the arts and design, and this background will guide her in serving as an inspiring leader of our top-ranked programs in architecture, landscape architecture and graphic design.”

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