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12/7/2017

State System universities to hold fall commencements

Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education universities will hold their fall commencement ceremonies beginning Dec. 15 and continuing throughout the weekend on the various campuses. Outstanding students, alumni and faculty are among the scheduled speakers who will address the new graduates, their families and other guests who will attend the programs.
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11/14/2017

State System makes progress with ‘redesign’

​Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education continues to move forward with its effort to redesign itself to better serve students and the Commonwealth. More than half a dozen task groups will be deployed to provide expertise and perspective on specific objectives related to the three System priorities previously identified by the Board of Governors— ensuring student success, leveraging university strengths and transforming governance and leadership structures. Regular progress reports on the task groups will be provided at each quarterly meeting of the Board of Governors and on a new website being launched today (www.passhe.edu/SystemRedesign). 
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11/13/2017

Board of Governors names Aaron A. Walton president of Cheyney University

​The Board of Governors of Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education today named Aaron A. Walton president of Cheyney University of Pennsylvania for a term beginning immediately through June 30, 2021, to ensure stable leadership while the university implements a multi-year financial plan. >>More

11/9/2017

State System begins search for next chancellor

​The search for the next chancellor of Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education has begun. Board of Governors Chairwoman Cynthia D. Shapira is chairing the committee conducting the search, while Board Vice Chair Harold C. Shields is serving as co-chair.   >>More

10/26/2017

Senate confirms four new members to State System’s Board of Governors

The state Senate has confirmed the nominations of four new members to the Board of Governors of Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education. The Senate also confirmed two current members to new four-year terms. The new members to the board that oversees the State System and its 14 member universities are Marian D. Moskowitz of Malvern, Samuel H. Smith of Punxsutawney, Neil R. Weaver of York and Molly Gallagher of Toughkenamon, a student at Kutztown University of Pennsylvania. Donald E. Houser Jr. of Coraopolis and David M. Maser of Philadelphia will each serve an additional term. >>More

10/19/2017

Board of Governors approves degree programs in respiratory care, acting

​The Board of Governors of Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education today approved a Bachelor of Science in respiratory care degree program to be offered by Clarion University of Pennsylvania and a Bachelor of Fine Arts in acting degree program at Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania. Both of the programs were designed to address growing needs for highly skilled and highly trained graduates in the workforce. >>More

10/19/2017

Board of Governors adopts resolution committing to System ‘redesign’

​The Board of Governors of Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education today affirmed its commitment to developing a plan to “redesign” the System by focusing on three priorities: ensuring student success, leveraging the strengths of each of the universities and transforming the System’s leadership and governance structure. >>More

10/18/2017

Peter C. Fackler, former v.p., selected Clarion University’s interim president

​The Board of Governors of Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education today selected Peter C. Fackler to serve as interim president of Clarion University of Pennsylvania. Mr. Fackler previously served as the university’s interim vice president for finance and administration from 2012 to 2015. >>More

10/17/2017

State System, APSCUF reach tentative agreement on new contract

​With more than eight months remaining on the current collective bargaining agreement between Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education and the Association of Pennsylvania State College and University Faculties (APSCUF), the parties have tentatively agreed to a new contract that would run through June 30, 2019. >>More

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

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