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4/25/2018

Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education universities list spring commencements, speakers

​College commencements—an annual rite of spring—are being readied on each of the campuses comprising Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education. Thousands of students will walk across the stage to receive their degrees from the 14 universities, prepared to begin their lives as successful graduates. Spring commencement ceremonies will be held during the first two weekends of May on the various State System campuses. >>More

4/25/2018

State System leadership responds to RAND study

​The interim chancellor and the chair of the Board of Governors of Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education offered comments today on a study of the State System conducted by the RAND Corp. A report on the study was released during a meeting of the Legislative Budget and Finance Committee, which commissioned the review. >>More

4/20/2018

Pennsylvania Association of Councils of Trustees elects new officers; terms begin July 1

​Jeffrey Smith, a member of Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania’s Council of Trustees, has been elected to a two-year term as president of the Pennsylvania Association of Councils of Trustees (PACT). Also elected to two-year terms during PACT’s spring conference were Jack Wabby, first vice president, a trustee at Kutztown University of Pennsylvania; Milissa Bauer, second vice president; Clarion University of Pennsylvania; Karen Russell, treasurer, Mansfield University of Pennsylvania; and Mary Coploff, secretary, Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania. All of the new officers’ terms begin July 1.
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4/5/2018

Shippensburg University student wins 18th annual Syed R. Ali-Zaidi Award

​Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania senior Bradley Foreman is the 2018 winner of the Syed R. Ali-Zaidi Award for Academic Excellence from Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education. >>More

4/5/2018

Dr. Michael J. Hannan named interim president of Edinboro University of Pennsylvania

​The Board of Governors of Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education today named Dr. Michael J. Hannan interim president of Edinboro University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Hannan, the university’s provost and vice president for academic and student affairs, has been serving as acting president since March 30. >>More

4/5/2018

Dr. Daniel A. Wubah named president of Millersville University of Pennsylvania

​The Board of Governors of Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education today unanimously selected Dr. Daniel A. Wubah, a former provost and senior adviser to the president of Washington and Lee University, to be the next president of Millersville University of Pennsylvania, effective July 1. >>More

4/4/2018

Clarion University senior wins Business Plan Competition, $10,000 prize

​A Clarion University of Pennsylvania senior has won the $10,000 first place prize in the seventh annual Student Business Plan Competition sponsored by Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education for developing a system that allows construction site managers to track the progress of their projects using drones and specialized computer software. Enhanced Visual,” the system developed by Logan Chernicky of Clarion, allows construction site managers and engineers to compare actual progress on their projects with pre-work projections to help keep them “on track and under budget.” >>More

3/29/2018

Top entries selected in seventh annual Business Plan Competition

​It’s not the Final Four, but 14 student teams are still in the running for the $10,000 top prize in the seventh annual Business Plan Competition held by Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education. The winner of the top prize—along with the second- and third-place finishers, who will receive prizes of $5,000 and $2,500 respectively—will be announced April 4 at an awards ceremony to be held in the Tuscarora Room of Reisner Dining Hall on the campus of Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania. >>More

3/27/2018

Edinboro University president resigns, provost to serve as acting campus leader

​Dr. H. Fred Walker will resign as president of Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, effective Friday (March 30). Dr. Walker informed the Board of Governors of Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education of his decision today. He has served as Edinboro’s president since July 2016.
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3/23/2018

Robert M. Pignatello named president of Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania

The Board of Governors of Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education today unanimously selected Robert M. Pignatello, a senior vice president at Hunter College of the City University of New York (CUNY), to be the next president of Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania, effective July 1. >>More

3/14/2018

Dr. William J. Behre named president of Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania

​The Board of Governors of Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education today unanimously selected Dr. William J. Behre, provost of Georgian Court University, to be the next president of Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania, effective July 1. >>More

3/6/2018

Life after college; prepared for success, this week’s topic on Infinite Opportunities

​Three Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education university alumni will talk about how their college experience prepared them to succeed in their careers, and how today’s soon-to-be graduates are being prepared for similar success on this week’s episode of Infinite Opportunities, which will air Sunday morning on the Pennsylvania Cable Network (PCN). >>More

2/27/2018

How healthy lifestyle leads to college success, this week’s topic on Infinite Opportunities

​East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania student Zaria Cyriaque will talk about how being active and maintaining a healthy lifestyle helps lead to success in college on this week’s episode of Infinite Opportunities, which will air Sunday morning on the Pennsylvania Cable Network (PCN). >>More

2/22/2018

How cultural opportunities enrich learning experience, this week’s topic on Infinite Opportunities

​Cheyney University of Pennsylvania student Meghan Sowersby will talk about how cultural opportunities have helped enrich her college learning experience on this week’s episode of Infinite Opportunities, which will air Sunday morning on the Pennsylvania Cable Network (PCN). >>More

2/22/2018

Hundreds of students, faculty, alumni visit Capitol seeking increased investment in State System universities

​Students, faculty, alumni and other supporters of Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education visited the offices of all 253 state legislators today to share their personal success stories and encourage increased investment in the 14 state-owned universities. The delegation then gathered in the Capitol’s main rotunda to formally kick off for the State System’s annual advocacy efforts. >>More

2/13/2018

How campus clubs, activities boost success, this week’s topic on Infinite Opportunities

​Students attending Indiana and Kutztown Universities of Pennsylvania will talk about how participating in campus clubs and organizations helps them succeed in the classroom on this week’s episode of Infinite Opportunities, which will air Sunday morning on the Pennsylvania Cable Network (PCN). >>More

2/6/2018

Gaining ‘real-world’ experience outside the classroom, this week’s topic on Infinite Opportunities

​Josh Grassi will talk about his ‘real-world’ experiences outside the classroom while studying at Mansfield University of Pennsylvania on this week’s episode of Infinite Opportunities, which will air Sunday morning on the Pennsylvania Cable Network (PCN). >>More

1/30/2018

Choosing where to live while in college, this week’s topic on Infinite Opportunities

​Isela Mendez, a resident assistant at Millersville University of Pennsylvania, will talk about choosing the right place to live while in college on this week’s episode of Infinite Opportunities, which will air Sunday morning on the Pennsylvania Cable Network (PCN). >>More

1/29/2018

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

​Beth A. Alboucq of New Tripoli is working in the office of Pennsylvania Lieutenant Governor Mike Stack as part of a 15-week internship sponsored by Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education. >>More

1/29/2018

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

​Najeebah Beyah-Green of Philadelphia is working for the Pennsylvania Department of State as part of a 15-week internship sponsored by Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education. >>More

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