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'Gamechangers' series highlights Tracy Langkilde for making a difference with Penn State

3 April 2024
Tracy Langkilde

Tracy Langkilde, along with Karen Thole — two Penn State leaders — were profiled by GameDay Couture as part of the “Gamechanger” series, which aims to showcase the accomplishments of women.
Tracy Langkilde is the Verne M. Willaman Dean at the Eberly College of Science. She is the first woman named to the position, which she’s served as since 2020. The “Gamechanger” series focuses on her history in experiencing and exploring nature, as well as leading research programs and efforts to increase diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging at Penn State.
“I was honored to share my journey of becoming the Eberly College of Science’s first female dean with Gameday Couture, an athletics apparel company and one of the University’s licensing partners,” Tracy said. “I am very fortunate to have had people that encouraged me to pursue my passion and saw in me what I couldn’t see in myself. I’m proud of the amazing members of our college who have contributed to moving the needle at Penn State. I am dedicated to using my privilege to create a diverse and equitable community in the college.”
Tracy expressed this sentiment in her latest LinkedIn article, where she celebrated women in science during Women’s History Month. In this piece, she expressed her pride in Eberly College of Science students and recognized our alumnae and the special pieces of advice they shared.
The “Gamechangers Series” highlights and celebrates the achievements of notable and influential women across various fields and industries. GameDay Couture is a women-owned business and is a licensing partner of Penn State.