Bill Gardner honored for 25 years of service at Penn State Fayette

Bill Gardner and Charles Patrick posing in front of the rocking chair.

Assistant Teaching Professor Bill Gardner, left, and Charles Patrick, chancellor and chief academic officer of Penn State Fayette.

Credit: Penn State

LEMONT FURNACE, Pa. — Penn State Fayette, The Eberly Campus, is honoring Assistant Teaching Professor Bill Gardner for his remarkable 25-year tenure at the University. In recognition of his dedication and service, Gardner has been presented with a prestigious Boston Rocker Chair, a symbol of the University's deep appreciation for his unwavering commitment to excellence in teaching, research and community service.

Joining Penn State Fayette in 1998, Gardner has consistently demonstrated his passion for education, innovation, and student mentorship. As a respected professor of business administration, he has earned a reputation for creating engaging, transformative learning experiences for his students, while also providing valuable guidance to his advisees.

Gardner has played an essential role in ensuring the growth and success of Penn State Fayette's business programs by remaining current in his discipline and continuously exploring new teaching methods. This commitment to innovation has not only benefited his students but has also contributed to the overall academic reputation of the institution.

Beyond his impact in the classroom, Gardner has also been an outstanding campus citizen, dedicating his time and expertise to nearly all campus Faculty Senate committees and initiatives that have helped shape the future of Penn State Fayette.

“Professor Gardner is a valued member of our faculty with a reputation for teaching excellence and always putting students first,” said Charles Patrick, chancellor and chief academic officer of Penn State Fayette. “Bill is a great colleague and friend whose smile and warm greeting are well known.  We’re very glad he’s been a member of the Penn State Fayette community for 25 years and we look forward to our continued partnership for many more.”