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Edinboro University Provost Ginnetti to be honored by Youngstown State University

As an outstanding alumni educator


Dr. Philip E. GinnettiEDINBORO, Pa. – Dr. Philip E. Ginnetti, Edinboro University’s Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, will be one of 10 educators honored Thursday night by his alma mater, Youngstown State University.

During the Beeghly College of Education’s 10th Annual Outstanding Alumni Awards Dinner, Ginnetti will be presented with a special award honoring his many contributions to education and his distinguished service to Youngstown State University.

“We are very pleased and proud that Provost Ginnetti is being honored by Youngstown State,” said Edinboro Interim President James D. Moran. “He served his alma mater well for many years, and now he has brought that same energy and commitment to student excellence to Edinboro University.”

Ginnetti, who became Edinboro University’s chief academic officer two years ago, earned two education degrees from Youngstown State University and, after earning his doctorate from the University of Akron, spent much of his academic career at YSU. He held a number of positions at the institution, including chairperson of the Department of Teacher Education and Assistant Dean of the Beeghly College of Education. He served as Dean of the College and Professor in the Department of Teacher Education for eight years before coming to Edinboro.

As Dean of the Beeghly College, he developed a strong record of achievement in curriculum development. During his tenure he increased grant awards in the College and established a process used by the University to recruit and hire diverse faculty and staff. His reorganization of the College resulted in the development of a school psychologist program, revamped teacher education Master’s programs, and reaccreditation by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education. 

He is one of 10 alumni educators with distinguished careers who will be honored Thursday evening by their alma mater.

“It is indeed an honor to be recognized by one’s alma mater,” Ginnetti said.  “It’s also a humbling experience. It will be wonderful to return for an evening to a place that played such an important role in my life with so many special people.”

As Edinboro’s top academic official, Ginnetti is responsible for oversight of all Edinboro University schools and related academic activities in coordination with the Office of the President. He directs all undergraduate and graduate instructional programs and fosters academic partnerships between the University and other academic institutions.

Also, whenever the president is away from the University, Dr. Ginnetti serves as Edinboro’s Chief Administrative Officer.