Inauguration of Dr. Bashar W. Hanna


Bashar W. Hanna, Ph.D., was named the 19th president of Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania in July 2017. Dr. Hanna was a professor of biology and formerly vice president for academic affairs and dean of the faculty at Delaware Valley University in Doylestown.

As the vice president for academic affairs at Delaware Valley from 2011 to 2016, Hanna helped implement a $60 million capital campaign; launched four bachelor degrees, four master’s degrees and the institution’s first doctoral degree. He also guided the institution through a successful change to university status and created articulation agreements with five community colleges leading to a significant increase in transfer students. Additionally, under his leadership, graduate enrollment increased by 65 percent. Dr. Hanna also launched Experience360 (E360), an experiential learning and career services program giving every student real-world experiences.

As an active member of his community, Hanna has earned the Caring Community Award from the Bucks County Intermediate Unit and the Outstanding Service Award from the Boy Scouts of America – Minsi Trails. Dr. Hanna is a passionate educator, and in addition to his administrative assignments, he continues to teach graduate and undergraduate courses in biology, cell biology, neurobiology, gerontology, biotechnology, mathematics and bioethics.

He and his wife Deanna are the parents of two children, Christian and Lauren.


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Schedule of Events

Friday, April 27, 2018

  • Quad processional is cancelled (rain plan)
  • 3 p.m. — Inauguration Ceremony in Haas Center for the Arts

A reception will immediately follow the inuaguration ceremony on the second floor of Haas Center for the Arts.

Directions to Bloomsburg

Bloomsburg University is approximately a one-hour drive from Hazleton, Williamsport, Wilkes-Barre, and Scranton; 1.5 hours from Harrisburg; 2 hours from the Lehigh Valley; 2.5 hours from Philadelphia; 3 hours from New York City and Baltimore; and 4 hours from Pittsburgh.

GPS Address: 400 E. 2nd St., Bloomsburg, 17815