Office of the Vice President for Administration


Dr. Thomas G. Poole is Penn State’s Vice President for Administration. He reports directly to the President and is responsible for the administration of the Office of the President and the Office of the Board of Trustees. He is a senior adviser to the President and assists the President in the development and administration of policies and programs, serving also as the principal senior liaison with members of the Board of Trustees, and as the Secretary of the Board. The Vice President is responsible for monitoring a broad range of University administrative matters, including oversight of searches for executive positions reporting to the President.

Old Main

Old Main, opened in 1930, serves as Penn State’s administrative hub and is one of its most distinctive landmarks. The building exemplifies the Federal Revival style of renowned architect Charles Z. Klauder, who also designed several other buildings on the University Park campus.

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