Anne Skleder named next president of Brenau University

The Board of Trustees of Brenau University has selected Anne A. Skleder as the institution’s 10th president and the first woman to lead the 141-year-old university.

Skleder currently serves as senior vice president and provost and professor of psychology at Wilkes University in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, located about 100 miles north of Philadelphia. She will assume her new role on July 1 as she succeeds Ed L. Schrader who has served as president of Brenau University for almost 15 years.

“I would like to express my sincere gratitude to the board chair, Pete Miller, and all the trustees, President Schrader and the many individuals I met throughout this process for their warm hospitality, deep commitment to Brenau and powerful stories about the impact of the university that has led us here to this moment,” Skleder said.

Skleder received her bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Pittsburgh, graduating as a University Scholar, and her master’s degree and doctorate in social and organizational psychology from Temple University. She also completed Harvard University’s Institute for Educational Management.

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