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York College of PA MPPA grad named one of 14 William and Hannah Penn Fellows for PA

August 30, 2023
Ashley Hines Fellow

Ashley Hines, a May 2023 York College Master of Public Policy and Administration (MPPA) graduate and former Scholar-in-Residence for the MPPA program, has been hired as a prestigious William and Hannah Penn Fellow by the Pennsylvania Office of Administration. She was one of 14 Fellows hired into the two-year program that brings fresh ideas from the best and brightest minds to serve in Commonwealth agencies and work on specific policy projects.

“The William and Hannah Penn Fellows will be at the forefront of developing solutions through policy and program proposals to achieve the Governor’s priorities and contributing to the agencies’ and Governor’s Office policy teams,” said Neil Weaver, Secretary of Administration.

The William and Hannah Penn Fellowship is granted to talented, passionate individuals with a commitment to public service and a drive to help make Pennsylvania a better place to live. Through the fellowship, aspiring professionals with master’s or other advanced degrees have the opportunity to work with the state’s top executive leaders on projects that support the Governor’s policy priorities, including workforce development, broadband access, business opportunity, clean energy, housing, climate change, agriculture, aging, long-term care, and emerging technology.

The 2023 William and Hannah Penn fellows are assigned to the Departments of Aging, Agriculture, Community and Economic Development, Corrections, Drug and Alcohol Programs, Environmental Protection, General Services, Human Services, Health, Labor and Industry, State, and Transportation, and the Office of Administration.