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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. >>More

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. >>More

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. >>More

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. >>More

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. >>More

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. >>More

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. >>More

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. >>More

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.
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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. >>More

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. >>More

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. >>More

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. >>More

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. >>More

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.
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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. >>More

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.”​ >>More

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. >>More

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. >>More

3/8/2017

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. >>More

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