Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania will introduce its new president on Monday, May 22, at 12:15 p.m. in the Warren Student Services Building.
On April 26, Bloomsburg University Council of Trustees accepted the recommendations of the Presidential Search Committee and voted unanimously to advance two candidates, Bashar W. Hanna, Ph.D. and Daniel A. Wubah, Ph.D., to the Chancellor and the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education Board of Governors.
- Dr. Bashar Hanna is a professor of biology and formerly vice president for academic affairs and dean of the faculty at Delaware Valley University in Doylestown. Prior to working at Delaware Valley, Hanna served as associate provost at Ithaca College in Ithaca, N.Y. He was dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Kutztown University of Pennsylvania, where he served as interim provost. Hanna earned his three degrees from Temple University, including a bachelor’s degree in biology; a master’s degree in developmental biology and a doctoral degree in developmental neurobiology. Hanna and his wife Deanna have two children.
- Dr. Daniel Wubah is the senior advisor to the president at Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Va. He joined the Washington and Lee administration after his tenure at Virginia Tech where he served as vice president for undergraduate education and deputy provost. At Washington and Lee he was appointed chief academic officer with oversight of two undergraduate colleges and the Law School. Wubah received a bachelor’s degree with honors in botany and diploma in science education from the University of Cape Coast in Ghana, a master’s degree in biology from the University of Akron, Ohio, and a doctoral degree in botany from the University of Georgia, with a specialization in anaerobic microbiology. He was a postdoctoral fellow at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Research Laboratory in Athens, Ga. Wubah and his wife Judith have two adult children.
BU President David L. Soltz will retire June 30 after a tenure of 9 ½ years. The new leader will assume his presidency on or around July 1.