Andrew August appointed interim chancellor of Penn State Abington

Andrew August

Andrew August, vice chancellor for Academic Affairs and professor of history, will serve as the interim chancellor of Penn State Abington, effective Oct. 1

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ABINGTON, Pa. — Andrew August, vice chancellor for academic affairs and professor of history, has been named interim chancellor of Penn State Abington, effective Oct. 1. He will serve in this role during the national search for a successor to Margo DelliCarpini, who has been appointed Penn State's vice president for Commonwealth Campuses and executive chancellor. 

“I am honored to serve Penn State Abington’s diverse community of outstanding students, faculty and staff,” August said. “We will continue to provide access to a world-class education, and I look forward to growing relationships with the communities we serve and extending the role Abington plays in fulfilling the University’s land-grant mission.”

August has been recognized as a distinguished teacher, scholar and administrator at Abington. He was appointed associate dean for academic affairs in 2016, managing a portfolio of 25 bachelor's degree programs and academic support services. His title transitioned to vice chancellor earlier this year to align with the roles at other campuses. 

In his previous term as interim chancellor, from July 2020 through January 2021, he oversaw 3,000-plus students, more than 330 faculty, the baccalaureate degree programs, an MBA partnership with Penn State Great Valley, the NCAA Division III athletics program, and numerous outreach initiatives and partnerships that benefit the region and beyond. 

Prior to 2016, August served as the program chair for history and American studies, Honors Program coordinator, and special assistant to the chancellor for programs. As a professor of history, his research interests include modern British social history and gender and culture in modern Britain. August is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Atherton Award for Excellence in Teaching, which honors excellence in teaching at the undergraduate level. His publications include three books.  

August earned doctoral and master’s degrees from Columbia University and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan, all in history. 

About Penn State Abington

Penn State Abington provides an affordable, accessible and high-impact education to its diverse student body. It is committed to student success through innovative approaches to 21st-century public higher education within a world-class research university. With more than 3,100 students, Penn State Abington is a residential campus that offers bachelor’s degrees in 25 majors, undergraduate research, the Schreyer Honors College, NCAA Division III athletics and more.