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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

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. >>More

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. >>More

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

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