York College of Pennsylvania
Gunter-Smith provides vision and leadership to all areas of York College of Pennsylvania. The private, four-year college is known for its focus on experiential learning and community engagement. It serves 4,000 undergraduate and 300 graduate students in over 70 baccalaureate majors, along with 20 graduate and professional programs.
She has served as president since July 1, 2013.
Gunter-Smith is very proud of the relationship York College has established with the local community. “We have created programs – for instance, through our Center for Community Engagement and the Knowledge Park – that broaden our students’ education by providing experiential learning opportunities and impact the community in positive ways,” she said.
Success in anything requires the following, which she refers to as CPR: courage, passion, and resilience.
“I enjoy the many activities that are offered on our beautiful campus, particularly those that allow me to spend time with students. I also maintain my physical fitness and mental health by working out several times a week with a personal trainer and being part of the Peloton community,” Gunter-Smith said.
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