Change champions serve important role in Project LionPATH communications


Project LionPATH is gaining momentum, and our change champions are helping to spread the word.

The Project LionPATH change champions serve an important role in communicating project information to the campuses and colleges throughout the University. Recently, the LionPATH team held its first informational meeting with the change champions in order to update them on the project’s progress, as well as to inform them of their role as change champions.

What does it mean to be a Project LionPATH change champion?

To properly address the impact of the new system, the project team needs to ensure that all the campuses and colleges are informed of the project’s progress and activities. Members of the Penn State community—including faculty, students and staff—are at the heart of this project, and we need help to ensure messages are distributed at all colleges and campuses. The change champions serve this important role of distributing information to their unit, as well as collecting feedback about the project from their colleagues.

What is the role of a change champion?

  • Be familiar with project progress
  • Distribute information about the project to their respective units
  • Answer questions or direct questions to the Project LionPATH change management team
  • Champion the new system, and the improved business processes
  • Understand and communicate the business reasons for the changes
  • Support students, faculty, and staff through the change
  • Provide feedback to the LionPATH team

Each campus and college has a change champion representative. Please visit the change champion web page to find out who represents your campus or college. If you have any questions about Project LionPATH, please get in touch with the representative in your unit.