Dr. David C. Gnage was appointed chancellor at Penn State Mont Alto in January 2002. Prior to assuming his position at Penn State Mont Alto, Dr. Gnage served as the senior officer for finance and administration, vice dean, and finally, interim dean of the Arizona International College of The University of Arizona in Tucson.
Dr. Gnage has also served on the administration at Broward Community College in Florida where the League for Innovation in Community Colleges named him a “Rising Star.” Prior to moving to Florida, he served as a faculty member and administrator at Genesee Community College in New York. While at Genesee, he received the State University of New York Chancellor’s Award for Outstanding Administrative Service.
He began his career as a professor of mathematics. After earning a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in mathematics from the State University of New York College at Brockport, Dr. Gnage went on to the State University at Buffalo to complete an MBA. In addition, he holds a Ph.D. in Public Administration from Florida Atlantic University.
Dr. Gnage currently sits on the board of directors of the United Way, Leadership Franklin County, Totem Pole Play House, and the South Central Workforce Investment Board where he is active in health careers education. In the past, he has served on the Franklin County Area Development Commission, and as treasurer of the Nicodemus Center. In addition, he is the past president of Healthy Communities Partnership and the Rotary Club of Chambersburg. He is a member of the Chambersburg, Waynesboro, Mercersburg, and Gettysburg Chambers of Commerce.
Dr. Gnage also has experience in International Education, consulting with colleges in Malaysia, Singapore, the Bahamas, India, and Kuwait.
His wife, Dr. Marie Foster Gnage, is the president of West Virginia University of Parkersburg.