| ||7/21/2017||State System consultant provides final report; Board of Governors to craft action plan for the future |
The National Center for Higher Education Management Systems (NCHEMS) today delivered its final report on the strategic review of Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education—a report commissioned by Chancellor Frank T. Brogan and the Board of Governors. The NCHEMS report builds on the consultant’s public presentation to the Board of Governors last week by providing additional information regarding each of its recommendations.
| ||7/17/2017||Chancellor Frank T. Brogan to retire from State System Sept. 1|
Chancellor Frank T. Brogan today announced he will retire Sept. 1 from Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education. The Board of Governors will name interim leadership pending a national search for Mr. Brogan’s successor.
| ||7/13/2017||Mansfield University vice president selected to serve as university’s interim president|
The Board of Governors of Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education today selected Mansfield University of Pennsylvania Vice President of Administration and Finance Scott W.H. Barton to serve as interim president of the university beginning Aug. 19.
| ||7/13/2017||State System’s Board of Governors recognizes student-athletes, retiring presidents; elects new officers|
The Board of Governors of Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education today recognized student-athletes from Clarion, Shippensburg and West Chester Universities who brought home National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division II national championships in the last year.
| ||7/13/2017||State System’s Board of Governors approves 3.5 percent tuition increase for 2017-18|
The Board of Governors of Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education today approved a 3.5 percent increase in tuition for the 2017-18 academic year. The $127-per-semester increase sets the base tuition rate for most full-time Pennsylvania residents—who comprise about 90 percent of all State System university students—at $3,746 per term, or $7,492 for the full year. Even with the increase, the State System universities will remain the lowest-cost option among all four-year colleges and universities in the state.
| ||7/13/2017||Board of Governors approves eight degree programs|
The Board of Governors of Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education today approved eight new degree programs, in areas including international business; environmental, mechanical and biomedical engineering; social media; sustainability; and health information management. Various State System universities developed the new programs, designing them to respond to changing student and workforce needs.
| ||7/12/2017||State System receives consultant’s recommendations as part of strategic system review|
The consultant hired to assist with the strategic review of Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education has completed its data collection and analysis and today presented a series of recommendations for the future of the State System. The National Center for Higher Education Management Systems (NCHEMS) presented the recommendations to the public and System officials during the Board of Governors meeting today.
| ||5/31/2017||Board of Governors appoints interim president for Cheyney University of Pennsylvania|
The Board of Governors of Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education today appointed Aaron A. Walton to serve as interim president of Cheyney University of Pennsylvania, effective today.
| ||5/31/2017||Board of Governors appoints interim president for Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania|
The Board of Governors of Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education today appointed Philip K. Way, provost and vice president for academic and student affairs at Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania, to serve as the university’s interim president effective July 21.
| ||5/22/2017||Bashar W. Hanna named president of Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania|
The Board of Governors of Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education today unanimously selected Bashar W. Hanna to be the next president of Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania, effective July 7.
| ||5/18/2017||Laurie A. Carter named president of Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania|
The Board of Governors of Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education today unanimously selected Laurie A. Carter to be the next president of Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania, effective Aug. 7.
| ||5/11/2017||Cheyney University Task Forces approves ‘conceptual framework’ for new business model|
The Cheyney University Task Force today unanimously approved a “conceptual framework” for a new business model for the university, including the proposed creation of an “Institute for the Contemporary African-American Experience” within the university.
| ||4/28/2017||State System universities plan spring commencements|
Gov. Tom Wolf and state Treasurer Joseph M. Torsella will be among those addressing graduates of Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education universities next month during spring commencement ceremonies to be held on the various campuses.
| ||4/18/2017||State System students spend day at Capitol seeking support for universities|
Nearly 100 students, accompanied by dozens of faculty, staff, university presidents, trustees and alumni from the 14 universities that comprise Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education met with legislators throughout the Capitol today seeking support for and investment in the State System.
| ||4/12/2017||Private giving this week’s topic on Infinite Opportunities|
Kristina Arvelo, a senior biology major at East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania, will talk about how the scholarship she received enabled her to attend college on this week’s edition of Infinite Opportunities. Arvelo says she would not have been able to attend ESU without the scholarship she is receiving from Sanofi Pasteur.
| ||4/6/2017||Board of Governors approves doctoral degrees in business administration, occupational therapy|
The Board of Governors of Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education today approved new doctoral degree programs in business administration and occupational therapy, both unique offerings within the State System. Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania will offer the professional Doctor of Business Administration degree; Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania, a Doctorate of Occupational Therapy.
| ||4/5/2017||Bloomsburg University student wins sixth annual Business Plan Competition|
A Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania student who developed an online fishing membership club designed to provide subscribers with “premium, world-class flies” delivered to their home each month has won the $10,000 first place prize in the sixth annual Student Business Plan Competition sponsored by Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education.
| ||4/5/2017||Mansfield University student wins 17th annual Syed R. Ali-Zaidi Award|
Mansfield University of Pennsylvania graduate Sarah Y. Polinski is the 2017 winner of the Syed R. Ali-Zaidi Award for Academic Excellence from Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education.
| ||4/5/2017||‘Putting knowledge into practice’ this week’s topic on Infinite Opportunities|
Jesse Mancuso, a senior digital forensics major at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania, will talk about the internship he served last summer with CrowdStrike, an incident response company, on this week’s edition of Infinite Opportunities.
| ||4/4/2017||‘Strategic review’ website launched|
The consulting firm hired to assist with a strategic review of the overall operations of Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education has launched a website through which the public can track the progress of the review and offer their thoughts on the future of the State System.
| ||3/29/2017||Health and science this week’s topics On Infinite Opportunities|
The chair of Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania’s Department of Physician Assistant Studies will be joined by a recent program graduate to talk about both the growth in the utilization of advanced practice clinicians and the continuing shortage of healthcare providers across the U.S. in this week’s episode of Infinite Opportunities. The coordinator of California University of Pennsylvania’s Mechatronics Engineering Technology Program also will appear on the program.
| ||3/27/2017||Student leaders from California, Indiana, Slippery Rock universities named to Board of Governors|
The state Senate has unanimously confirmed student leaders from California, Indiana and Slippery Rock Universities of Pennsylvania to serve on the Board of Governors of Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education. The new student Board members are Shaina Marie Hilsey of Garnet Valley, president of the Student Government Association at Cal U.; Brian Swatt of Jermyn, president of the Student Government Association at IUP; and Logan L. Steigerwalt of Northampton, president of the Student Government Association at Slippery Rock.
| ||3/22/2017||‘Global education’ this week’s topic on Infinite Opportunities|
Deborah Jennings, a junior political science major at Mansfield University of Pennsylvania, will talk about her experiences while studying last summer in Belize on this week’s edition of Infinite Opportunities. Dr. Jeffrey Bosworth, who helped design the study-abroad program, will join Ms. Jennings on the program.
| ||3/16/2017||‘Mascot Madness’ set to begin|
March Madness has begun, and Mascot Madness is back too, with 13 hungry competitors looking to unseat “Avalanche,” the two-time champion who is looking to “three-peat.”
| ||3/15/2017||Student research this week’s topic on Infinite Opportunities|
Amanda Flynn, a student at West Chester University of Pennsylvania, will talk about her participation in a research project involving “exercise, productivity and behavior” on this week’s edition of Infinite Opportunities.
| ||3/9/2017||National Center for Higher Education Management Systems to assist State System with strategic review|
The National Center for Higher Education Management Systems (NCHEMS) will assist Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education in conducting a strategic review of the System’s overall operations—including those at each of the universities and in the Office of the Chancellor—and will make recommendations for changes that may be necessary to help ensure the System’s long-term future.
| ||3/9/2017||Task force named to develop new ‘institutional model’ for Cheyney University|
Robert W. Bogle, chair of Cheyney University of Pennsylvania’s Council of Trustees, and Aaron A. Walton, vice chair of the Board of Governors of Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education, will co-chair a task force charged with developing a new institutional model for the university. An advisory group of constituents—students, faculty, staff, alumni, community leaders, elected officials, and others—is being formed to provide input to the task force.
| ||3/7/2017||Graduate education this week’s topic on Infinite Opportunities|
Anthony Grande, a graduate assistant who works in the Labyrinth Center at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, will talk about his experience working in the facility for college students with High Functioning Autism Spectrum Disorder on this week’s edition of Infinite Opportunities.
| ||3/2/2017||Performing arts this week’s topic on Infinite Opportunities|
California University of Pennsylvania student Jacob Urbanek will talk about his plans to pursue his dream of becoming an audio engineer for a large music company on this week’s edition of Infinite Opportunities.
| ||2/23/2017||Chancellor Brogan, other System leaders seek increased investment in state universities|
Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education Chancellor Frank T. Brogan and other System leaders today urged members of both the House and Senate appropriations committees to support increased investment in the state-owned universities as they consider the proposed 2017-18 Commonwealth budget.