Seth Jacobson ’07 has been selected for the William Penn Fellowship, a two-year fellowship in Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf’s office beginning in August 2017. Jacobson, who will defend his Ph.D. dissertation in educational leadership and learning technologies at Drexel University’s School of Education in June, earned his bachelor’s degree in psychology from CHC as part of the first coed class.
As part of the fellowship, Jacobson will work full-time with senior and top-ranking government officials on projects related to the administration’s education priorities, specifically statewide higher education initiatives. He also will participate in leadership development trainings, attend events with the state’s top private and public sector leaders and serve on projects that align with the governor’s priorities of “Jobs that pay, schools that teach and government that works,” according to www.pa.gov.
Jacobson was selected from more than 250 applicants for this competitive post and interviewed personally by the governor and his cabinet, Jacobson is excited by the prospect of beginning the next phase of his career.
“This is an opportunity for me to work with state leaders, particularly in areas around higher education, which will be my focus,” he says.
“I have a deep-seated commitment to public service and to education and this is a place where the two converge. The fellowship will allow me to deepen my commitment to both.
“CHC instilled in me a solid sense of service and I have been doing that ever since. Now I get to do that again at the policy level around education, an issue I care greatly about,” he adds.
— Brenda Lange