Chancellor's Welcome

Dr. R. Keith Hillkirk

Welcome to Penn State Berks!

As a campus of the Pennsylvania State University, Penn State Berks provides the rich opportunities of a world-class research university in a small and supportive college environment. Our talented and award-winning faculty pride themselves on their commitment to students and the teaching of their discipline. Berks faculty are also dedicated researchers who seek creative ways of integrating their scholarship with their teaching and service to the profession and community.

Because we are a small and close-knit college community, at Penn State Berks students are known by name and enjoy a multitude of opportunities to hone their leadership skills, artistic and creative talents, and athletic interests. Students also have many academic opportunities and choices at Penn State Berks where they can choose amongst 23 four- and two-year degrees that can be completed at the college, or select amongst the 160 Penn State majors that can be started here and finished at another Penn State campus.

I encourage you to check out this diverse and supportive college community that for more than half a century has prided itself on being part of Penn State University, one of the finest universities in the world!

We are . . . Penn State!

R. Keith Hillkirk, Chancellor