Shari R. Routch

Shari Routch
Director, Enrollment Management
Smith Building, E108

I’ve worked at Penn State Altoona since 1997, first as Director of Strategic Communications and, since 2017, as Director of Enrollment Management. I started my career as an attorney but soon found out that just wasn’t for me. I am so fortunate to have found my home at Penn State Altoona.

I believe in the value of higher education to transform lives, better our world, and empower our students to succeed in their personal and professional goals.

I love working with students to help them find “the right fit” for them when searching for a college. Often it’s Penn State or Penn State Altoona, but when it isn’t, I am happy to help them figure out what is best for them. 

I am a proud mother of two daughters, one a Penn State grad and the other a collegiate soccer player. In addition to spending countless hours traveling to and watching soccer games, I love to bike (I am addicted to my Peloton), work out, read, cook, and binge-watch Netflix. Some of my favorite shows are Breaking Bad, Grey’s Anatomy, Ozark, and Schitt’s Creek. I love pizza, sushi, and penguins.

  • Lehigh University, Bachelor of Arts in Government and Pre-Law, Philosophy minor; Phi Beta Kappa, 1987
  • University of Virginia School of Law, Juris Doctor, 1991