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9/29/2017

State System takes next steps toward 'redesign'

​Ensuring student success. Leveraging the strengths of each university. Transforming the governance and leadership structure. Those are the main themes that have emerged from the strategic system review conducted earlier this year by Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education and from the additional stakeholder input that has been received since then. >>More

9/12/2017

Interim chancellor to spend first days meeting with students at Slippery Rock, Indiana universities

​Demonstrating her No. 1 priority, Dr. Karen M. Whitney—the new interim chancellor of Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education—will spend her first days on the job on campuses meeting with students and others at Slippery Rock and Indiana universities of Pennsylvania. >>More

9/5/2017

East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania student attends The Harrisburg Internship Semester (THIS)

​Jillian Deiley of Leesport is working for the state Department of Corrections as part of a 15-week internship sponsored by Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education. Deiley is a senior communication major and English minor at East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania. >>More

9/5/2017

Millersville University of Pennsylvania student attends The Harrisburg Internship Semester (THIS)

Melanie Donnelly of Lancaster is working in the office of state House Majority Leader Dave Reed (R-Indiana) as part of a 15-week internship sponsored by Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education. Donnelly is a senior social work major at Millersville University of Pennsylvania. >>More

9/5/2017

Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania student attends The Harrisburg Internship Semester (THIS)

​Malika Fields of Pittsburgh is working in the prosecution department of the Pennsylvania Department of State as part of a 15-week internship sponsored by Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education. Fields is a communications and Spanish major at Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania. >>More

9/5/2017

Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania student attends The Harrisburg Internship Semester (THIS)

​Emily Haney of Danville is working for the Pennsylvania Historic and Museum Commission as part of a 15-week internship sponsored by Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education. Haney is a senior anthropology major and art history/archaeology minor at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania. >>More

9/5/2017

California University of Pennsylvania student attends The Harrisburg Internship Semester (THIS)

Jonathan Hoover of Brownsville is working in the office of state Rep. Michael Hanna (D-Lock Haven) as part of a 15-week internship sponsored by Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education. Hoover is a junior political science major at California University of Pennsylvania. >>More

9/5/2017

Cheyney University of Pennsylvania student attends The Harrisburg Internship Semester (THIS)

Koffi Herman Kengbo of Philadelphia is working in the office of state Sen. Vincent Hughes (D-Philadelphia) as part of a 15-week internship sponsored by Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education. Kengbo is a junior political science major and French minor at Cheyney University of Pennsylvania. >>More

9/5/2017

Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania student attends The Harrisburg Internship Semester (THIS)

​James Korman of Hanover is working in the office of state House Speaker Michael Turzai (R-Allegheny) as part of a 15-week internship sponsored by Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education. Korman is a senior Spanish and political science major and international studies minor at Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania. >>More

9/5/2017

Millersville University of Pennsylvania student attends The Harrisburg Internship Semester (THIS)

​Hunter Dale Mengel of Sinking Spring is working in the state preservation office of the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission as part of a 15-week internship sponsored by Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education. Mengel is a senior history major and government and political affairs minor at Millersville University of Pennsylvania. >>More

9/5/2017

Edinboro University of Pennsylvania student attends The Harrisburg Internship Semester (THIS)

​Tayler Moses of Erie is working in the office of Lt. Gov. Mike Stack as part of a 15-week internship sponsored by Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education. Moses is a senior political science major and business administration minor at Edinboro University of Pennsylvania. >>More

9/5/2017

West Chester University of Pennsylvania student attends The Harrisburg Internship Semester (THIS)

​Wyatt Phoebe of West Grove is working for the Pennsylvania Department of State as part of a 15-week internship sponsored by Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education. Phoebe is a senior political science major and Russian language minor at West Chester University of Pennsylvania. >>More

9/5/2017

Kutztown University of Pennsylvania student attends The Harrisburg Internship Semester (THIS)

Cheryl Vazquez of Ephrata is working in policy office of the state Department of Environmental Protection as part of a 15-week internship sponsored by Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education. Vazquez is a senior political science and German major at Kutztown University of Pennsylvania. >>More

8/21/2017

Board of Governors takes actions to secure Cheyney University's continued accreditation

​The Board of Governors of Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education today took additional actions designed to help Cheyney University secure continued accreditation. The Board approved a plan that would forgive more than $30 million in loans once Cheyney achieves certain operational benchmarks. The Board also approved limited policy exemptions that will help Cheyney balance its budget while ensuring students are able to earn their degrees even if certain programs are discontinued. >>More

8/4/2017

Board names interim chancellor; ensures forward momentum as System prepares for future

​The Board of Governors of Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education today selected Clarion University of Pennsylvania President Karen M. Whitney to serve as interim chancellor beginning Sept. 12. >>More

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. >>More

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. >>More

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. >>More

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.
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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. >>More

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