The director of The Arboretum at Penn State is appointed by the Provost. The director’s principal responsibility is to coordinate the implementation of the Arboretum plan as approved by the Board of Trustees in March 1999. In doing so, the director works with scores of faculty and staff representing most University colleges, as well as many non-University experts, in the design, utilization, and execution of all Arboretum elements and programs. The director reports to a Steering Committee of deans that is the overall governing body for the implementation of the Arboretum plan.
In addition to the director, the Arboretum is currently staffed with a director of development, a director of horticulture/curator, an event and marketing coordinator, a development assistant/volunteer and tour coordinator, a part-time volunteer program assistant, a horticulture and plant records coordinator, a part-time financial assistant, a part-time coordinator of children’s educational programs, and a part-time natural areas program assistant.