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Retirement of Paul Cribbins

September 20, 2011, Volume 58, No. 03

Paul S. Cribbins, Assistant Vice President for Commonwealth Relations, who served Penn in a variety of government affairs positions for more than 20 years, retired from the University on July 31. Mr. Cribbins joined the University as Director of Commonwealth and City Relations in 1987. For many years he represented Penn in City Hall, advancing the University’s interests before City Council and the Mayor’s Office. In 1992 he became the University’s chief liaison to the Commonwealth government (Almanac September 22, 1992 PDF). Mr. Cribbins built strong relationships with local and state elected officials, facilitating Penn’s involvement in public policy matters related to higher education, research, healthcare, and economic development.

—Jeffrey Cooper, Vice President
Office of Government and Community Affairs

Almanac - September 20, 2011, Volume 58, No. 03