Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education today detailed its latest offer for a new collective bargaining agreement with the Association of Pennsylvania State College and University Faculties (APSCUF), the union that represents faculty at the 14 state-owned universities. The two sides exchanged proposals yesterday. The Board of Governors worked for more than a year with leadership from the universities, including the councils of trustees, and the Office of the Chancellor to identify necessary changes to the faculty contract. These changes are intended to enable the universities to better serve the changing needs of students while responding to their own fiscal challenges.
The Board of Governors of Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education today unanimously selected Dr. H. Fred Walker to be the next president of Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, effective July 1. Dr. Walker is dean of the College of Applied Science and Technology at Rochester Institute of Technology, a position he has held since 2008. He previously was a professor and chair of the Department of Technology at the University of Southern Maine. He also served for nearly a decade in the U.S. Navy.
The Pennsylvania Global Education & Business Hub, an initiative begun nearly four years ago to help promote colleges and universities in Pennsylvania to students from India, took another step forward today with the signing of a new international partnership agreement. Representatives of more than 20 Pennsylvania public and private colleges and universities and the Ryan International Group of Institutions in Mumbai, India, signed the agreement at a ceremony held in the state Capitol. Through the initiative, a pair of Pennsylvania Education Centers already have been established in Mumbai and Bangalore to promote the schools to potential students. The centers are funded and staffed by Indian partner institutions.
Director of the Peace Corps Carrie Hessler-Radelet and award-winning actress and singer Sheryl Lee Ralph will join outstanding alumni, faculty and students among the scheduled speakers who will address graduates of the 14 universities that comprise Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education. Spring commencement ceremonies will be held May 6-9 on the various State System campuses. >>More
Mervin Fansler, a senior at Millersville University of Pennsylvania from Columbia, has been named the 2016 winner of the Syed R. Ali-Zaidi Award for Academic Excellence. He received $1,000 along with a commemorative medallion for his achievement. >>More
The Board of Governors of Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education today approved five new academic degree programs, including three doctoral programs and a pair of bachelor’s degrees, in engineering and international business. The new programs represent the State System universities’ continuing efforts to align their programming with the needs of students and employers in their regions, the Commonwealth and beyond.
The Board of Governors of Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education today unanimously selected Geraldine M. Jones as the next president of California University of Pennsylvania. Ms. Jones has served as the university’s interim president since March 2013. >>More
An East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania student who developed “Fader Plugs,” designed to protect the wearer from harmful noise, won the $10,000 first place prize in the fifth annual Student Business Plan Competition sponsored by Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education. >>More
Student-led teams from each of the 14 universities that comprise Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education canvassed the Capitol today, meeting with legislators to discuss the important role the universities play in each of the campus communities, as well as in their regions and across the Commonwealth. >>More
One of 10 finalists will receive $10,000 in Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education’s fifth annual Business Plan Competition, designed to provide student entrepreneurs a real-world opportunity to pitch their original business plans and to win funds to assist in the start-up of their businesses. >>More
Students who began their studies at a community college in Pennsylvania before transferring to a university within Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education might already have earned enough credits to receive their first degree. And now there’s an easy way for them to get it, through the newly launched “reverse transfer” initiative. >>More
Statement from Guido M. Pichini, chairman of Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education’s Board of Governors >>More
Bithlo, Florida; Copperhill, Tennessee; Barnet, Vermont; Pittsboro, North Carolina; Warsaw, North Dakota. The names probably don’t sound at all familiar. They sure don’t sound like typical spring break destinations. Where are the beaches?
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 funding for the state-owned universities as they consider the proposed 2016-17 Commonwealth budget. >>More
Gov. Wolf today introduced his proposed 2016-17 general fund budget for the Commonwealth, which includes recommended funding for Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education. The governor’s proposal would provide for the first increase for the State System since 2007-08. >>More
Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education Chancellor Frank T. Brogan and state Sen. Judith Schwank, representing the Board of Governors, joined with several hundred students and faculty today to call for increased funding for the State System. >>More
Cheryl Brown Henderson, whose father was the lead plaintiff in the landmark civil rights suit Brown vs. Board of Education, will speak at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, at Millersville University of Pennsylvania as the 14 universities that comprise Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education kick off a variety of special programs in recognition of Black History Month. Many of the programs will be free and open to the public.
Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education Chancellor Frank T. Brogan has issued a statement supporting Gov. Tom Wolf’s “It’s On Us PA” initiative designed to raise awareness of and to prevent sexual violence. The State System universities are addressing the issue of sexual violence in a variety of ways. >>More
Alejandro Beach of Emlenton is working for the state Department of Environmental Protection as part of a 15-week internship sponsored by Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education. >>More
Raven Davis of Philadelphia is working for the state Department of Human Services as part of a 15-week internship sponsored by Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education. >>More
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