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John M. Lilley Library @ Penn State Erie, The Behrend College

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  • John M. Lilley Library
    Penn State Erie, The Behrend College
    4951 College Drive
    Erie, PA 16563

    Main Number: 814-898-6106
    Reference Desk: 814-898-6058
    Interlibrary Loan: 814-898-6259
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Library Named In Honor of John M. Lilley


In 2002, the library was named in honor of Penn State Erie, The Behrend College's former Provost and Dean.  Dr. John M. Lilley served the campus from 1980 until 2001.  Under his leadership, college enrollment more than doubled as did the number of faculty.  Lilley raised approximately $65 million for college endowments and physical facilities.  He helped to secure funding for Knowledge Park at Penn State Erie and for a $30 million Research and Economic Development Center.  He created a nationally prominent manufacturing  outreach program and thirteen research centers for regional economic development.  Dr. Lilley was a strong supporter of the college library.