Jeff Gugino

Associate Director
Lock Haven, PA
A.A. in Radio and TV, York College of PA
B.A. in General Arts and Sciences, Penn State
M.Ed. in Counselor Education, Penn State
L.M.T., Finger Lakes School of Massage
Penn Stater since: 
I was a Penn State student in the late 80’s. After a couple of years in Atlanta I took my first Penn State job as an Admissions Counselor. The College of the Liberal Arts gave me a start in advising which I did for 10 years. Then to add a little twist to my professional life, I went to the Finger Lakes School of Massage and became a licensed massage therapist, and took on the role as that school's registrar. As often happens, I have come full circle. I find myself back home and working as Associate Director of Operations and an academic adviser for the Division of Undergraduate Studies.
What an amazing opportunity I have as an Academic Adviser…I get to talk with Penn State students as they create and “mold” their academic story.

I have two dogs - a Chocolate Lab named Flora and a rescue puppy named Stone. What makes them the happiest is a run in the woods, popcorn and romaine lettuce stems.

My favorite job growing up was Camp Counselor at Krislund from 1981-1986.

In my spare time. I love to trail run. I also love cross-country skiing, mountain biking, motorcycling, and just plain wallowing in the outdoors.

My favorite things to eat are hot Buffalo chicken wings.

Advisers Advise; Students Decide

Jeff Gugino standing facing camera.