Penn Park at dusk


The divisions, departments and staff with the Executive Vice President's portfolio are regularly recognized for their outstanding achievements with national and local awards.

  • 100 Greenest Schools by the Sierra Club
  • Environmental Protection Agency's list of the nation's top 25 green-energy leaders
  • Penn's Climate Action Plan was honored with the first Climate Leadership Award for Institutional Excellence by Second Nature.
  • Penn Earns Tree Campus USA Designation from Arbor Day Foundation
Architecture and Planning
  • Preservation Award for Penn Music Building by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission
  • The 2011 Land Development Award for the Horticulture Center of the Morris Arboretum by the Montgomery County Planning Commission
  • Design Award for the Translational Research Center at the Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine by the Pennsylvania Council of Society of American Registered Architects
  • Merit Award for Excellence in Architecture Addition/Renovation for the Music Building by the Society for College and University Planning
  • Gold Medal Award for Design Excellence for Out on a Limb at the Morris Arboretum by the American Institute of Architects
  • Citations of Merit for Architectural Excellence for the Annenberg Public Policy Center, the Radian, and Morris Arboretum's Out on a Limb exhibit by the Pennsylvania branch of the American Institute of Architects
  • 2012 Grand Jury Award for Weiss Pavilion by the Greater Philadelphia Preservation Alliance
Information Technology
  • #1 employer for Information Technology professionals in the Mid-Atlantic region by Computerworld
Public Safety
  • Penn's Division of Public Safety ranked #1 for the Higher Education Market by Security 500 Magazine (for the sixth year in a row)
  • Accredited by Commission for Law Enforcement Agencies
  • Best values in Higher Education by Kiplinger