Chancellor Dr. Lori (Ferry) Bechtel-Wherry Retiring
March 10, 2022
Lori J. (Ferry) Bechtel-Wherry, a native of Morrisons Cove, has brought growth, luster and prestige to the campus of Penn State-Altoona, where she has been chancellor and dean, the top executive, for the past 18 years.
In addition to performing all the normal duties of a college chief executive officer (supervising the administration, leading the faculty, guiding the students, fund-raising), she has reached out to the surrounding communities and taken the lead in improving town-gown relationships. PSU-A loaned its swimming pool to the Central High swim teams when its regular pool in Roarin...