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RMU is Official Higher Education Partner of the Penguins

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Robert Morris University and the Pittsburgh Penguins have announced a new multiyear agreement that establishes RMU as Official Higher Education Partner of the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Under the agreement, RMU will provide leadership development programs for the Penguins staff. The university has offered similar programs with corporate partners including Koppers and the Port Authority of Allegheny County, led by Derya Jacobs, RMU vice president of corporate relations and senior vice provost.

Some of the programming will take place at the new RMU Conference Center at PPG Paints Arena. The meeting space on the PNC Legends level can be configured into up to four conference rooms. It will be used by the university for additional corporate leadership programs and alumni events Downtown.

The Penguins have agreed to offer RMU students educational and professional opportunities, including dedicated internship positions, over the course of the agreement.

"Robert Morris University and the Pittsburgh Penguins are natural partners, given our shared love for this city, our commitment to excellence and our passion for hockey," said RMU President Chris Howard.

"We've always had a great relationship with Robert Morris University and the Colonials, and now we are thrilled to take this winning combination to the next level," said Penguins CEO and President David Morehouse.

Robert Morris University's men's ice hockey team is a regular participant in the annual Three Rivers Classic college hockey invitational tournament, which the Penguins host each December at PPG Paints Arena. The arena also is home this year to the Colonials men's basketball team while the UPMC Events Center is under construction on RMU's Moon Township campus. Additionally, the Penguins and RMU teamed up to host the NCAA Frozen Four in 2013 and will do so again in 2021.