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Ellen Plante
Executive Assistant
Summary Statement

Ellen Plante provides executive-level administrative support, course work support and intercollegiate athletics support to  Dennis Scanlon. Ellen also provides auxiliary support to other CHCPR researchers and projects.

  • Center for Health Care and Policy Research - CHCPR
  • Certified Graduate of Advanced Secretarial, Katherine Gibbs Secretarial School (1976)
Office Address
504-R Ford Building | University Park, PA 16802
Professional Credentials

Over 35 years’ experience as an Administrative Assistant in various fields, including academia and business
Survival Skills for Supervisors (2016)
Administrative Professional Series Certificate Program Level I and II, Penn State University (2013 and 2014)
Travel Professional Certificate Program, Penn State University (2012)


Executive-Level Administrative Support 

  • Coordinates domestic and international events and travel
  • Schedules internal and external meetings, phone, and video conferences
  • Takes dictation and corresponds on behalf of Dr. Scanlon
  • Performs online research, assembles, and disseminates information
  • Supports the completion of meeting agendas, presentations, annual reports, and grant proposals
  • Maintains contact directories, bio-sketches, and curriculum vitae
  • Analyzes administrative operating practices and establishes procedures
  • Prepares expense reports and reconciliation forms
  • Furnishes instructional support for courses
  • Assists in journal manuscript submissions
  • Performs writing and editorial assignments

Computer Skills – Highly Proficient with: 

  • Microsoft Office programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access)
  • Snagit (screen capture software)
  • End Note (bibliography program)
  • Canvas (course management system)
  • University Library e-Reserves program
  • Concur Technologies Cliqbook Travel & Expense
  • Google Scholar and other popular Internet search engines
  • Email, Instant Messaging, and Social Media
  • Word Press Web Blogs
  • Outlook Calendar Program
  • Adobe Connect, Skype, and other video conferencing programs