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Rep. Owlett named to Penn College Board

State Rep. Clint Owlett, R-Tioga/Bradford/Potter, has been appointed to the Pennsylvania College of Technology Board of Directors.

Owlett, who represents the 68th District, was appointed by House Speaker Bryan Cutler to serve on the board for the 2023-24 Legislative Session of the General Assembly.

He will succeed Rep. Jeff Wheeland, who is retiring from his 83rd District seat in the House. Wheeland has served on the board since November 2020.

State Rep. Clint OwlettPenn College’s bylaws call for its 11-member Board of Directors to include a state representative appointed by the speaker of the house and a state senator appointed by the senate president pro tempore.

“We thank Rep. Wheeland for his exemplary service to the college and commonwealth,” said President Michael J. Reed, “and we are grateful to Speaker Cutler for his appointment of Rep. Owlett to the Penn College Board. Rep. Owlett’s familiarity with the college and region – along with his extensive background in agriculture and business – will serve him well in this position. We look forward to his input.”

“I am honored to receive this appointment to the Pennsylvania College of Technology Board of Directors,” Owlett said. “With its unique mission, Penn College is a premier higher-education institution within the commonwealth. I have toured the main campus, and I came away impressed with the college’s workforce focus and modern instructional labs, where hands-on learning is the hallmark. The Penn College at Wellsboro campus – part of my legislative district and located not far from my native Middlebury Center – is a wonderful resource for Tioga County and the Northern Tier.”

“The Pennsylvania College of Technology continues to be one of the most innovative institutions in the nation when it comes to preparing young people to succeed in an ever-evolving workplace,” Cutler said. “Rep. Owlett has the perfect background to offer his own expertise in helping Penn College continue to grow, and I am confident in his ability to help the college serve the needs of not just the region, but our entire commonwealth.”

Owlett, who took office in 2018, serves on the Agriculture & Rural Affairs, Ethics, Health, and State Government committees in the House. He is also a member of the House Appropriations Committee, serving as chair of the Subcommittee on Health & Welfare. Separate from his legislative committees, Owlett was also appointed to serve on the board of the Center for Dairy Excellence.

Born and raised in Tioga County, Owlett grew up on a dairy farm in Middlebury Center. He graduated from New Covenant Academy High School in 2001 and then completed Three Springs Ministries’ True North internship, with a focus on experiential education, wilderness exploration, camp ministry and servant leadership.

Owlett also worked at Three Springs Ministries, first as director of program development and then as general manager. He also worked in the family store, Owlett’s Sunshine Farm Market, where he learned the fundamentals of running a small business in Pennsylvania. After years of working for others and developing a love for small business, he started his own construction and decorative concrete business in 2012.

Owlett lives in Morris with his wife, Lauren, and their four young children.

For information about Penn College, a national leader in applied technology education, email the Admissions Office or call toll-free 800-367-9222.

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