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Wednesday, March 14, 2018
Officials at the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education on Wednesday tapped a New Jersey college administrator to head Slippery Rock University. William J. Behre, 52, provost of Georgian Court University in Lakewood, N.J., will assume the post of president at Slippery Rock, effective July 1.
By Debra Erdley, The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Wednesday, March 14, 2018
Leaders of Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education have chosen William J. Behre as the next president of Slippery Rock University. Mr. Behre is currently chief academic officer of Georgian Court University in Lakewood, N.J., a position he has held since 2014.
By Anya Sostek, The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Wednesday, March 14, 2018
Lock Haven University has been awarded $30,000 in “It’s On Us PA” grant funding administered by the Department of Education to help combat sexual violence on campus.
The (Lock Haven) Express

Sunday, March 11, 2018
The staff in the Office of Academic Success at the California University of Pennsylvania understands that the students most at risk of dropping out are the school’s newest. The team set out this school year to ensure that all of the university’s freshmen and new transfer students have access to an integral — but pricey — part of the educational process that will hopefully keep them enrolled next school year: textbooks.
By Eric Morris, The (Uniontown) Herald-Standard

Thursday, March 8, 2018
Slippery Rock University's Sport Management Program was the first degree program of its kind in the country to be accredited by the Commission on Sport Management Accreditation in 2010, so it was fitting that SRU was the first university to achieve reaccreditation by COSMA.
Allied News

Thursday, March 8, 2018
Students returning to college after dropping out have their work cut out for them. They must re-navigate admissions and enrollment, and they also may have to overcome additional challenges such as having originally left under academic probation due to poor grades. The guide below helps re-entry students better understand exactly what they need to do to get back into college and how to succeed once they’re in the classroom.
By Rob Sabo, Affordable Colleges Online

Tuesday, March 13, 2018
Millersville University’s council of trustees on Monday picked Philip K. Way and Daniel A. Wubah from a field of five finalists to lead the public university, part of the State System of Higher Education. Way is the interim president of Slippery Rock University, while Wubah is the senior advisor to the president at Washington and Lee University.
By Tim Stuhldreher, Lancaster Newspapers

Tuesday, March 13, 2018
Almost 40 Pennsylvania colleges, including Lehigh, Kutztown and East Stroudsburg universities, will receive grants that aim to end sexual assaults on campuses by initiating campaigns to raise awareness and providing training for students and faculty.
By Jacqueline Palochko, The (Allentown) Morning Call

Tuesday, March 13, 2018
Several Western Pennsylvania colleges have received state grants for programs designed to reduce sexual assaults on campus. The schools were among 39 post-secondary institutions to receive more than $950,000 in It's On Us PA grants, which were announced Tuesday at an event at Temple University in Philadelphia.
By Stephen Huba, The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Monday, March 5, 2018

Indiana University of Pennsylvania trustees will get a final version of a Diversity Action Plan to consider when they meet March 22 at IUP’s Northpointe campus in Armstrong County. The plan caps “over the past five years, a healthy history of using a collaborative, mutually consultative approach to launching institutional projects,” started when Dr. Michael A. Driscoll became IUP’s president.
By Patrick Cloonan, The Indiana Gazette

Monday, March 5, 2018
A new pilot program at West Chester University is focused on helping students with intellectual disabilities attend college and prepare for employment. The RAM (Real Achievement Matters) Initiative at West Chester University is seeking its first participants — two qualified students that will begin their college experience in the fall.
By Donna Rovins, The (Norristown) Times Herald

Tuesday, March 6, 2018
Dr. Bryan DePoy, vice president at Lake Erie College, and Robert Pignatello, vice president and COO at Hunter College, are the top two candidates for Lock Haven University’s next president. The LHU Council of Trustees held a brief meeting Monday and quickly voted to recommend them to the Board of Governors of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education.
By Wendy Stiver, The Lock Haven Express

Tuesday, March 6, 2018
Indiana University of Pennsylvania is renaming its Literary Center in honor of Bill and Judy Scheeren, of Greensburg, following an announcement that they have committed $1.4 million to the College of Education and Communications. A university spokeswoman said the gift focuses on IUP's Literacy Center, a project by which graduate students seeking reading specialist certificates provide assessment and instruction for local youngsters who need assistance with reading and writing.
By Debra Erdley, The Tribune-Review