| ||6/4/2018||Five universities to offer nine new degree programs|
Responding to student and employer demand, five universities across Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education—California, Clarion, East Stroudsburg, Shippensburg and West Chester—will offer a combined nine new degree programs beginning this fall. Each of the new programs was approved by State System Interim Chancellor Karen M. Whitney through a new practice that accelerates the degree-approval process.
| ||5/30/2018||Dr. Dale-Elizabeth Pehrsson named president of Clarion University of Pennsylvania|
The Board of Governors of Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education today unanimously selected Dr. Dale-Elizabeth Pehrsson, dean of the College of Education and Human Services at Central Michigan University, to be the next president of Clarion University of Pennsylvania, effective July 1.
| ||5/21/2018||Former Gates Foundation director selected as State System of Higher Education’s next chancellor |
Underscoring its commitment to ensuring student success and to its efforts to redesign the State System for the future, the Board of Governors of Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education today selected a national leader in higher education to serve as the next chancellor. Daniel Greenstein, who led the Postsecondary Success strategy at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation for the past six years and who previously was a top administrator in the University of California system, will become the State System’s fifth chancellor in September.
| ||5/8/2018||Senate confirms new member to State System’s Board of Governors|
The state Senate has confirmed the nomination of Janet L. Yeomans of Philadelphia to serve on the Board of Governors of Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education. Her appointment runs through Dec. 31, filling the unexpired term of Daniel Meuser, who resigned from the Board last year.
| ||4/25/2018||State System leadership responds to RAND study|
The interim chancellor and the chair of the Board of Governors of Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education offered comments today on a study of the State System conducted by the RAND Corp. A report on the study was released during a meeting of the Legislative Budget and Finance Committee, which commissioned the review.
| ||4/25/2018||Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education universities list spring commencements, speakers|
College commencements—an annual rite of spring—are being readied on each of the campuses comprising Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education. Thousands of students will walk across the stage to receive their degrees from the 14 universities, prepared to begin their lives as successful graduates. Spring commencement ceremonies will be held during the first two weekends of May on the various State System campuses.
| ||4/20/2018||Pennsylvania Association of Councils of Trustees elects new officers; terms begin July 1|
Jeffrey Smith, a member of Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania’s Council of Trustees, has been elected to a two-year term as president of the Pennsylvania Association of Councils of Trustees (PACT). Also elected to two-year terms during PACT’s spring conference were Jack Wabby, first vice president, a trustee at Kutztown University of Pennsylvania; Milissa Bauer, second vice president; Clarion University of Pennsylvania; Karen Russell, treasurer, Mansfield University of Pennsylvania; and Mary Coploff, secretary, Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania. All of the new officers’ terms begin July 1.
| ||4/5/2018||Dr. Daniel A. Wubah named president of Millersville University of Pennsylvania|
The Board of Governors of Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education today unanimously selected Dr. Daniel A. Wubah, a former provost and senior adviser to the president of Washington and Lee University, to be the next president of Millersville University of Pennsylvania, effective July 1.
| ||4/5/2018||Dr. Michael J. Hannan named interim president of Edinboro University of Pennsylvania|
The Board of Governors of Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education today named Dr. Michael J. Hannan interim president of Edinboro University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Hannan, the university’s provost and vice president for academic and student affairs, has been serving as acting president since March 30.
| ||4/5/2018||Shippensburg University student wins 18th annual Syed R. Ali-Zaidi Award|
Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania senior Bradley Foreman is the 2018 winner of the Syed R. Ali-Zaidi Award for Academic Excellence from Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education.
| ||4/4/2018||Clarion University senior wins Business Plan Competition, $10,000 prize|
A Clarion University of Pennsylvania senior has won the $10,000 first place prize in the seventh annual Student Business Plan Competition sponsored by Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education for developing a system that allows construction site managers to track the progress of their projects using drones and specialized computer software. Enhanced Visual,” the system developed by Logan Chernicky of Clarion, allows construction site managers and engineers to compare actual progress on their projects with pre-work projections to help keep them “on track and under budget.”
| ||3/29/2018||Top entries selected in seventh annual Business Plan Competition|
It’s not the Final Four, but 14 student teams are still in the running for the $10,000 top prize in the seventh annual Business Plan Competition held by Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education. The winner of the top prize—along with the second- and third-place finishers, who will receive prizes of $5,000 and $2,500 respectively—will be announced April 4 at an awards ceremony to be held in the Tuscarora Room of Reisner Dining Hall on the campus of Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania.