Penn State York
Director of Continuing Education

Patty Bowen is the Director of Continuing Education at Penn State York. She has oversight of noncredit training programs including the 100-hour Personal Care Home Administrator (PCHA), 15-hour Assisted Living Residence Administrator (ALR), Nursing Home Administrator (NHA) and leadership development, to name a few. She obtained her PCHA certificate, has previously worked in the personal care industry, and is a Department of Human Services (DHS) approved facilitator for various modules in the PCHA program.  

Ms. Bowen earned a certificate in human resources management, a bachelor’s degree in applied behavioral science and a master’s degree in adult education from Penn State. She is delighted to be working for her alma mater! 

When not at work, you can find her at home with her husband and seven pets, five cats and two crazy dogs, or putting together small group trips to visit regional wineries and vineyards such as the Finger Lakes, Virginia, California, and elsewhere.