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9/7/2018

Pennsylvania to revolutionize preparation of STEM teachers for high-need communities across state

​Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf and Arthur Levine, president of the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation, today announced that Pennsylvania will make a major commitment to ensuring excellent teachers are leading STEM classrooms in high-need schools across the state as the state establishes the Woodrow Wilson Pennsylvania Teaching Fellows program. >>More.

8/31/2018

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

Adriana Frontino of Cherry Tree 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. Frontino is a senior political science major at Indiana University of Pennsylvania.
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8/31/2018

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

​Anastasia Moreo of Brodheadsville 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. Moreo is a junior social work major at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania.  >>More.

8/31/2018

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

​Jacob Gillette of Schuylkill Haven 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. Gillette is a junior political science major at Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania.  >>More.

8/31/2018

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

​Maureen Nseyep Patty of Easton is working for the state Department of Health as part of a 15-week internship sponsored by Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education. Patty is a senior public health major and health services and administration minor at East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania.tty is a senior public health major and health services and administration minor at East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania. >>More.

8/31/2018

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

​Erika Pfaff of Adamsville is working for the Pennsylvania Department of State as part of a 15-week internship sponsored by Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education. Pfaff is a junior political science/legal studies major at Edinboro University of Pennsylvania.  >>More.

8/31/2018

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

​Arlin A. Salazar of Reading is working in the office of state House Minority Leader Frank Dermody, D-Allegheny, as part of a 15-week internship sponsored by Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education. Salazar is a senior political science major at Kutztown University of Pennsylvania.  >>More.

8/31/2018

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

​Lucas Smith of Chambersburg is working for the state Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs as part of a 15-week internship sponsored by Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education. Smith is a senior political science major and English minor at Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania.  >>More.

8/31/2018

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

​Malik Potter of Middletown is working for the Pennsylvania Statewide Afterschool Youth Development Network as part of a 15-week internship sponsored by Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education. Potter is a junior business administration major at Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania. >>More.

8/31/2018

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

​Gabrielle Salerni of Lincoln University, Pa. (Chester County), is working in the office of Governor Tom Wolf as part of a 15-week internship sponsored by Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education. Salerni is a senior international studies major and political science minor at California University of Pennsylvania.
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8/13/2018

California, Mansfield, Slippery Rock universities to offer new degree programs geared to meet workforce needs

​Three universities across Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education—California, Mansfield and Slippery Rock—will offer a combined eight new degree programs beginning as early as this fall. All of the new programs are geared toward meeting specific workforce needs. >>More.

8/1/2018

Board of Governors selects Peter C. Fackler as Mansfield 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 Mansfield University of Pennsylvania. Mr. Fackler recently completed a nearly nine-month term as interim president at Clarion University. >>More.

7/12/2018

Board of Governors approves 2018-19 tuition rates for State System universities

The Board of Governors of Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education today approved the second smallest tuition increase in more than a decade for the 2018-19 academic year.
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7/12/2018

State System’s Board of Governors recognizes NCAA champions from five universities

​The Board of Governors of Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education today recognized individual student-athletes from Clarion, Millersville, Slippery Rock and West Chester Universities, as well as the field hockey team from Shippensburg University, all of whom brought home National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division II national championships in the last year. >>More.

6/25/2018

State System continues redesign effort with a dozen new, high-demand degree programs

​A dozen more new degree programs—all responsive to student and employer demand—will be offered beginning this fall at universities across Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education. This comes as the system undertakes a redesign process focused on student success as the number one priority. >>More.

6/21/2018

Senate confirms West Chester student leader to State System’s Board of Governors

​The state Senate has confirmed Rodney Kaplan Jr., president of the Student Government Association at West Chester University of Pennsylvania, to serve on the Board of Governors of Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education. >>More.

6/19/2018

State Senate confirms Bloomsburg student government leader to serve on State System’s Board of Governors

​The state Senate has confirmed Joar Dahn, president of Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania’s Community Government Association, to serve on the Board of Governors of Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education. Dahn, a senior political science major at Bloomsburg, joins Brian Swatt, president of the Student Government Association at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, on the 20-member board that oversees Pennsylvania’s 14 public universities.
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6/4/2018

Five universities to offer nine new degree programs

​Responding to student and employer demand, five universities across Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education—California, Clarion, East Stroudsburg, Shippensburg and West Chester—will offer a combined nine new degree programs beginning this fall. Each of the new programs was approved by State System Interim Chancellor Karen M. Whitney through a new practice that accelerates the degree-approval process.
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5/30/2018

Dr. Dale-Elizabeth Pehrsson named president of Clarion University of Pennsylvania

​The Board of Governors of Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education today unanimously selected Dr. Dale-Elizabeth Pehrsson, dean of the College of Education and Human Services at Central Michigan University, to be the next president of Clarion University of Pennsylvania, effective July 1. >>More.

5/21/2018

Former Gates Foundation director selected as State System of Higher Education’s next chancellor

Underscoring its commitment to ensuring student success and to its efforts to redesign the State System for the future, the Board of Governors of Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education today selected a national leader in higher education to serve as the next chancellor. Daniel Greenstein, who led the Postsecondary Success strategy at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation for the past six years and who previously was a top administrator in the University of California system, will become the State System’s fifth chancellor in September. ​​ >>More.

5/8/2018

Senate confirms new member to State System’s Board of Governors

​The state Senate has confirmed the nomination of Janet L. Yeomans of Philadelphia to serve on the Board of Governors of Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education. Her appointment runs through Dec. 31, filling the unexpired term of Daniel Meuser, who resigned from the Board last year. >>More.

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

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.

4/5/2018

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.

4/4/2018

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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