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Michael J. Pennington, MHRM, M.Ed., SHRM-CP

  • Director of Relationship Development
Media Expertise:
  • Business Administration


  • MEd, Education Leadership Specialization (2010)
    Saint Francis University (PA)
  • MHRM, Human Resource Management (2009)
    Saint Francis University (PA)
  • BA, Policy Management and Political Science (2007)
    Dickinson College (PA)

About Me

I have worked in higher education administration for 13 years at both public and private institutions of higher learning. The majority of my career has been spent leading teams committed to developing and enhancing experiential learning opportunities for students outside of the classroom by creating mutually beneficial relationships with employers, alumni, and members of the community.

In my current capacity at Widener University, I am charged with representing the School of Business Administration (SBA) at dozens of internal and external events each year. As an SBA faculty member, I am fortunate to be able to collaborate with colleagues and interact with students on a daily basis.

Through the use of social media and marketing, my priority is always to highlight the Widener University School of Business Administration as a leading institution in the field of undergraduate and graduate business education.

In The News

Zheng Jian News (February 2020)

Michael J. Pennington, Director of Relationship Development in the School of Business Administration, shares his reaction to the Shen Yun Global Art Troupe performance.

Professional Affiliations & Memberships

  • Society for Human Resource Management Certified Professional (SHRM-CP)
  • National Career Development Association Certified Master of Career Services (CMCS)
  • MBTI and Strong Interest Inventory Certified Practitioner
  • Pennsylvania Real Estate Salesperson License/REALTOR®


  • Phi Beta Kappa Society Inductee, Dickinson College (2007)
  • Academic Excellence Award, Saint Francis University Shields School of Business (2009)
  • Foremost Under 40 Award, Pennsylvania Business Central (2013)
  • Executive-In-Residence, Saint Francis University Shields School of Business (2015)