Dr. Monica Cowart, provost and vice president of academic affairs, announced that Dr. Tomomi “T.” Horning will join Lebanon Valley College as executive director of the Edward and Lynn Breen Center for Graduate Success on June 13. Horning was most recently vice president of hospital and healthsystem infrastructure at the Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania.
“I feel privileged to join the LVC community and look forward to collaborating with colleagues across the institution. I hope to continue supporting the great work of the Breen Center yet begin developing a differentiating strategy to meet the rapidly changing needs of future graduates, the College, and the professional industry.”
Horning will lead and oversee the Breen Center’s professional staff and team of student Career Peers. The team supports students with career readiness through coaching, personal branding, degree exploration, graduate school planning, interview preparation, professional development, networking and job searching, résumé and cover letter writing, and LinkedIn and online presence guidance.
“We are honored to welcome Dr. Horning to LVC,” said Cowart. “She brings an extensive background in teaching, healthcare, and community partnerships. Her entrepreneurial leadership and innovative mindset will shape career programming to give LVC students an edge in their job searches and professional lives.”
Horning has experience in private medical practice, counseling services, healthcare management, and higher education. She spent 15 years at Lancaster General Hospital, rising to become director of operations support before joining the Pennsylvania College of Health Science’s faculty. There, Horning was promoted to program director and department chair.
She earned her bachelor’s in managerial economics from Bentley University in Waltham, Mass., master’s in health administration from The Pennsylvania State University School of Public Affairs in Harrisburg, Pa., and doctor of business administration from the Walden University College of Management and Technology. She also has Lean Six Sigma certification (Johns Hopkins Center for Innovation in Quality Patient Care, Baltimore, Md.), a master’s certificate in long-term care (The Pennsylvania State University, Harrisburg, Pa.), and a certificate in online teaching (The Sloan Consortium, Newburyport, Mass.).