Beth joined Penn State Abington in 2015 and provides direction, oversight, and operational management for the Student Engagement and Leadership (SEAL) Office of Student Life.
This includes residence life, student activities and campus-wide programming, leadership development, and service/civic engagement initiatives, student government, off-campus housing, student organization management, and new student orientation and transition programs.
Beth serves as the liaison to Academic Affairs for co-curricular programs, develops policies and procedures, and coordinates co-curricular programs and services to promote the success and well-being of Penn State Abington students.
Coordinator of New Student Orientation and Transition Programs
Kate joined Penn State Abington in August 2015 as Coordinator of Student Programs, overseeing the student activities board and Lares Entertainment and Programming (LEAP) among other programming duties.
Kate started her current role as Coordinator of New Student Orientation and Transition Programs in July 2017. In this role, she plans and oversees New Student Orientation, Transfer Student Orientation, and assists with International Student Orientation. She also interviews, hires and trains Orientation Leaders to offer students a personal student connection as they transition from high school to Penn State Abington. She still co-advises Lares Entertainment and Programming.
In addition, Kate serves as the point-of-contact for students seeking off-campus housing resources.
Kate received a bachelor's degree in Communication Studies from West Chester University and a master's degree in Leadership from Rosemont College.
Tracy Reed joined Penn State Abington in January 2003 as part of Student Affairs. Her role as Assistant Director of Student Engagement and Leadership has allowed her to spend time supporting students as they grow into impactful leaders.
As an assistant director, Tracy works with student organizations, community engagement, service-learning, and leadership. She supports student organizations in training and execution of their goals, provides students with an opportunity to serve and grow as part of Alternative Spring Break, and facilitates and coordinates leadership experiences such as LEAD U as well as other impactful growth opportunities.
Tracy is a proud alum of Arcadia University and Grand Valley State University. Outside of Abington, she continues to be obsessed with lights and sound that started with her Lion Productions Team. You also might find her next to a campfire with a cup of hot cocoa in her hand.
She looks forward to participating in your leadership journey.
Coordinator of Student Engagement
Frank joined Penn State Abington Student Engagement and Leadership (SEAL) in 2017. Committed to supporting students, staff, and faculty, Frank enjoys the challenge of higher education and wants to provide students with the resources and services he had when he was an undergraduate.
SEAL encompasses residence life, student activities and campus-wide programming, leadership development and service/civic engagement initiatives, student government, student organization management, and New Student Orientation and transition programs.
Frank supports all of these initiatives and supervises student support staff in the Lares Student Center. In addition, Frank serves as the co-chair of the Abington Campus Calendar Committee, which aims to build an exciting, educational, and engaging calendar of events for students. He is also the Finance Advisor for the student government and works with the Executive Board to ensure a seamless process.
Frank completed his Master of Education, Higher Education, a degree from Penn State in the spring of 2018. Prior to working at Penn State, Frank worked as a training specialist at a local website-building and marketing company.
Frank is a proud alum of West Chester University, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in English. In his free time, he enjoys traveling and spending time with his two cats, two dogs, and two rabbits.