Harvey Owen

Harvey Owen, who has more than 10 years experience working for and with visual and performing arts, nonprofit and business organizations in Lancaster, has been hired as director of Millersville University – Lancaster, 42 N. Prince St., Lancaster. Owen will start with the University on January 3, 2011.

“I am excited about the opportunity and am hoping the community will continue to enthusiastically embrace Millersville’s efforts to transform Millersville University – Lancaster from a building with huge potential into a thriving ‘town square,’ which seeks to enrich, educate, engage and entertain the diverse communities of Lancaster County including University and school district students,” said Owen.

Owen is the most recent past president of the board of trustees of the Fulton Opera House Foundation, where he has served as a trustee for nearly a decade. He has also run his own consultant business in Lancaster since 1998 and has been a mentor for SCORE Lancaster, working for a long list of clients including ASSETS Lancaster, Lancaster Convention Center Authority, LancasterHistory.org, Ephrata Playhouse in the Park, Keystone Cultural Center, the Lancaster Arts Hotel and the Lancaster Museum of Art. Owen has been an executive officer of several corporations including president of Molly’s Operating Corp., in Lancaster, and president/chief operating officer for NSI (a national trade association) and vice president of Gralla Publications in New York City, and chief operating officer of Sportscape, Inc. (a publishing and special events firm) in Massachusetts. Owen has a bachelor’s degree in business psychology from Wake Forest University.

“We’re extremely pleased Harvey has agreed to lead our efforts at Millersville’s new facility in downtown Lancaster,” said Roger Bruszewski, vice president of finance and administration at Millersville. “We are confident he will help expand the University’s civic engagement and education initiatives into the greater community in collaboration with key education and arts organizations.”

Millersville University’s Council of Trustees voted in March to purchase the building in Lancaster, Pa., from the owner, Union National Community Bank. The University was interested in the building because of its fit with the University’s mission to develop nationally recognized programs and opportunities for its students and faculty.

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  1. Logan Patterson

    Harvey, I was delighted that you came to our sales office last week. I have followed your e-mails regarding all the activities offered by Millersville University. Garden Spot Village is so pleased to have a presence in Lancaster City by offering 44 city lofts in the notable Press Building on N. Prince.

    If you have any questions, please be back in touch and feel free to share the information I provided to friends. I also have floorplans in a e-mail format which shows the distinction of each loft with different amenities. It is a pleasure to offer these luxury homes in such a vibrant and growing area of Lancaster.

    We will be hosting events for each First Friday and hope to see you soon as I know you enjoy our “wallking city”, Lancaster.
    All the best,


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