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 7/21/2014State System faculty studying ways to build a faster boat, battle Alzheimer’s disease and boost classroom learning
​West Chester University of Pennsylvania professor Frank Fish would seem to be aptly named for his line of work. The “morphobiologist” is part of a research team that is studying how dolphins, whales and other sea creatures swim to see if they can figure out a way to make boats go faster. He is among a large number of State System of Higher Education university faculty involved in high-level research this summer, funded by groups such as the National Science Foundation, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and NASA, along with a variety of state and federal agencies. Many are involving their students in their projects, providing them with hands-on learning opportunities that will help kick start their eventual careers.
14/07/21Research
 9/29/2003National City Bank offers scholarships to State System students
​National City Bank of Pennsylvania has donated $400,000 to the Fund for the Advancement of the State System of Higher Education Inc. to provide 40 scholarships over the next two years to qualified students attending Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education universities.
03-9-29-NationalCityBank
 9/10/1999STATE SYSTEM REJECTS BINDING ARBITRATION, SEEKS CONTINUED BARGAINING
​The State System of Higher Education today rejected a proposal by the union representing its approximately 5,500 faculty to submit to binding arbitration to achieve a new contract.
99-9-10-Negotiations
 9/17/1999STATE SYSTEM SEEKS CONTRACT EXTENSION PENDING OUTCOME OF APSCUF LAWSUIT
​The State System of Higher Education has asked its faculty union to agree to a contract extension pending the outcome of a lawsuit filed in Commonwealth Court earlier this week by the Association of Pennsylvania State College and University Faculties (APSCUF).
99-9-17-Extension
 8/28/2003Chancellor announces management wage freeze for 2003-04
​In response to current fiscal difficulties facing the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education, Chancellor Judy G. Hample today announced a wage freeze for the 2003-04 fiscal year for all State System executives, administrators and managers.
03-8-28-ManagementFreeze
 8/30/2001CHANCELLOR HAMPLE PLANS 14-CAMPUS TOUR
​Chancellor Judy G. Hample has planned a formal tour of each of the 14 State System of Higher Education campuses for this fall. Next week, she will visit Clarion and Edinboro Universities of Pennsylvania.
01-8-30-HampleTour
 8/25/1999STATE SYSTEM AGAIN SEEKS CONTRACT EXTENSION WITH FACULTY, PROMISES PAY RAISES WILL BE RETROACTIVE
​In another attempt to reassure students and their families that classes at the 14 state-owned universities will not be interrupted this Fall, the State System of Higher Education has repeated its offer to extend the terms of the recently expired contract with the Association of Pennsylvania State College and University Faculties (APSCUF) through Dec. 31.
99-8-25-ContractExtension
 8/22/2000STATE SYSTEM, UNIVERSITY ADMINISTRATORS REACH TENTATIVE AGREEMENT ON NEW FOUR-YEAR CONTRACT
​The State System of Higher Education and State College and University Professional Association (SCUPA) have reached a tentative agreement on a new four-year contract.
00-8-22-Contract
 8/9/2000STATE SYSTEM RECEIVES NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION GRANT TO IMPROVE TEACHING OF SCIENCE AND MATH
​The 14 State System of Higher Education universities will team up with the National Science Foundation (NSF) to help improve the teaching of science and mathematics in Pennsylvania classrooms. The NSF will provide $1 million annually for up to five years to fund the multi-pronged effort.
00-8-9-NSA
 10/7/2003Cheyney University of Pennsylvania president announces retirement
​Cheyney University of Pennsylvania President W. Clinton Pettus announced today he will step down from the presidency, effective December 31. Dr. Pettus informed Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education Chancellor Judy G. Hample and Cheyney University Council of Trustees’ Chairman Robert Bogle last month of his intentions to retire to pursue other interests.
03-10-7-PettusRetirement
 10/4/2000STATE SYSTEM’S OUTSTANDING DONORS, VOLUNTEERS TO BE RECOGNIZED WITH EBERLY MEDALS
​The Fund for the Advancement of the State System of Higher Education, Inc., plans to recognize more than 30 individuals, corporations and foundations for their outstanding contributions to the State System of Higher Education.
00-10-4-Eberly
 9/23/2000STUDENT LEADERS RECOGNIZED BY PA COMMONWEALTH SECRETARY, CHANCELLOR FOR VOTER REGISTRATION DRIVE
​With election day a little more than six weeks away, student leaders from the 14 State System of Higher Education universities have helped register nearly 5,000 new voters on their campuses.
00-9-23-VoterRegistration
 10/4/2001Board approves master’s degree program for middle school teachers
​The State System of Higher Education’s Board of Governors has approved a new master of science degree program in middle level education certification to be offered by Cheyney University of Pennsylvania.
01-10-4-MiddleSchool
 9/13/2003Union Demands Would Grow State System Budget Shortfall
​While Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education universities struggle with a combined $40 million budget shortfall, faculty leaders of the Association of Pennsylvania State College and University Faculties (APSCUF) are meeting today in Monroeville to decide whether to seek approval for a strike if their salary and other new contract demands are not met.
03-9-19-UnionDemands
 10/2/2000YAZDI NAMED VICE CHANCELLOR FOR INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
​Khalil Yazdi of Zelienople has been named vice chancellor for information technology in the Office of the Chancellor of the State System of Higher Education.
00-10-2-Yazdi
 9/19/1999DRY LAWNS, DIRTY CARS AND SHORTER SHOWERS COULD GREET STUDENTS RETURNING TO STATE UNIVERSITIES
​Drier lawns and athletic fields and dirtier campus vehicles are likely to greet students returning to State System of Higher Education university campuses over the next couple of weeks.
99-9-19-Drought
 6/10/1999TUITION AT STATE-OWNED UNIVERSITIES TO INCREASE $150 NEXT YEAR; 1999-2000 SPENDING WILL RISE BY 3.2 PERCENT
After a one-year freeze, tuition at the 14 state-owned universities will increase by $150 in 1999-2000.
99-6-10-Tuition
 6/15/1998ZEGLEN NAMED KEYSTONE LIBRARY NETWORK COORDINATOR
Eric Zeglen has been appointed coordinator of the Keystone Library Network of the State System of Higher Education.
98-6-15-Zeglen
 7/16/2009Jarin re-elected to fifth term as chair of Board of Governors

Kenneth M. Jarin, a partner in the Philadelphia-based law firm Ballard Spahr Andrews & Ingersoll, has been re-elected to a fifth one-year term as chairman of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education’s (PASSHE) Board of Governors. The Board also re-elected as its vice chairs C.R. “Chuck” Pennoni, chairman of the board of Pennoni Associates Inc. of Philadelphia and interim president of Drexel University, and Aaron A. Walton, senior vice president of corporate affairs for Highmark Inc. of Pittsburgh. Mr. Pennoni has served as vice chair for six years; Mr. Walton, for two.

009-7-16-Jarin
 12/9/2002Board of Governors votes to remove Slippery Rock University president
​At a special meeting this morning of the Board of Governors of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education, the Board voted to remove G. Warren Smith II as president of Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania.
02-12-9-Removal
 12/5/2000STATE SYSTEM CHANCELLOR OFFERED MINNESOTA POST
​Chancellor James H. McCormick, who has led the State System of Higher Education since its creation in July 1983, has been selected to serve in a similar position with the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (MnSCU).
00-12-5-McCormickPost
 11/27/1999STUDENT LEADERS ELECT 1999-2000 EXECUTIVE BOARD
​Student government leaders from the 14 state-owned universities have elected their 1999-2000 executive board.
99-11-27-BSG
 11/19/1999BOARD OF GOVERNORS APPROVES FACULTY CONTRACT
​The State System of Higher Education’s Board of Governors has ratified a new three-year collective bargaining agreement with the Association of Pennsylvania State College and University Faculties (APSCUF), which represents the approximately 5,500 professors at the 14 state-owned universities.
99-11-19-Contract
 11/16/2000BUILDING RENAMING RECOGNIZES FOUNDING BOARD MEMBER JAMES A. HUGHES
​It’s official. James A. Hughes Hall is now part of the Dixon University Center campus.
00-11-16-HughesHall
 3/13/2001STATE SYSTEM UNIVERSITIES TO PROVIDE SCHOLARSHIPS TO OUTSTANDING COMMUNITY COLLEGE GRADUATES
Outstanding graduates of Pennsylvania’s community colleges beginning this fall will have the opportunity to receive free tuition to complete their bachelor’s degrees at any of the 14 State System of Higher Education universities.
01-3-13-Scholarships
 3/5/2007PASSHE officials preparing hazardous mitigation plans for 14 campuses, Dixon University Center
The Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) has received a $1.7 million grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to develop disaster mitigation plans for each of 14 PASSHE universities and the Dixon University Center. PASSHE and its member universities will contribute an additional $564,000 in funding and in-kind services toward the project.
07-3-5-hazard
 1/19/2012PASSHE Board of Governors approves new academic programs
The Board of Governors of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) today approved three new academic programs, all in high-demand STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) disciplines. Among the new programs is a Bachelor of Applied Science degree in technical leadership that will involve a unique collaborative among Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania, Lehigh Carbon Community College (LCCC) and the Lehigh Career and Technical Institute. The Board also approved a new Bachelor of Science degree in allied health leadership to be offered by Clarion University of Pennsylvania and a Master of Arts in Teaching degree in science education to be offered by Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania.
12-1-9-BOG
 12/20/2012PASSHE Chancellor Dr. John C. Cavanaugh accepts position with Washington, D.C.-based higher ed consortium
The Board of Governors of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) has accepted the resignation of Chancellor Dr. John C. Cavanaugh, who has accepted an offer to lead the Consortium of Universities of the Washington Metropolitan Area based in Washington, D.C. Dr. Cavanaugh will leave PASSHE at the end of February.
12-12-20-Cavanaugh
 6/28/2007PASSHE, APSCUF reach tentative agreement with coaches
The Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) and Association of Pennsylvania State College and University Faculties (APSCUF) have reached a tentative agreement on a new four-year contract with the approximately 350 athletic coaches at the 14 state-owned universities.
07-6-28-Coaches
 6/30/2006State System receives $486.7 million in state appropriation
The Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) will receive a record $483 million in state funding as part of the 2006-07 budget passed by the General Assembly and expected to be signed by Gov. Edward G. Rendell.
06-6-30-Appropriations
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