Stephanie Szakal

Stephanie SzakalLionPATH Project Manager

Stephanie joined Penn State in December 2013, and will serve as project manager for Project LionPATH.

Stephanie has extensive experience in university IT and software implementations, both as a university employee and as a consultant for KPMG Consulting/BearingPoint. Most recently, she served as assistant vice-chancellor for Enterprise Applications at the University of North Carolina, where she led a PeopleSoft student system implementation. In addition, she has led and worked on ERP implementations for HR and finance at the University of Virginia, George Washington University, and Carnegie Mellon University.

Stephanie began her career at the University of Texas at Austin where she worked first as a programmer, and later ran the Student Accounts Office.

She recently took a break from higher education administration and software implementation, and spent the past several years traveling and teaching in China.

Although she grew up in southeastern Pennsylvania, Stephanie is new to the State College area. She looks forward to hiking and kayaking in the area, and is hoping to return to beekeeping—a pursuit she took up in North Carolina.

Please welcome Stephanie to Project LionPATH!