Co-hosted by the college's Center for Economic and Community Development and its Office of International Programs, the chair will be held by Mark Brennan, associate professor of rural community and leadership development.
According to Penn State President Rodney Erickson, the opportunity to establish a UNESCO chair is a rare and prestigious honor.
The network of UNESCO chairs in the U.S. continues to grow. In fact, just a few weeks ago, Pennsylvania State University was granted a UNESCO chair in Rural Community Leadership and Youth Development. There are now 22 active UNESCO chairs in the U.S. and the 23rd is already in the works.
Ambassador Killion at the U.S. National Commission for UNESCO meeting in November