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5/12/2021

State Senate confirms Cheyney University alumnus to the State System's Board of Governors


Contact: Dave Pidgeon, (717) 562-3418 or dpidgeon@passhe.edu

HARRISBURG, Pa. – Pennsylvania Senators today approved the nomination of Robert W. Bogle, who serves in a number of leadership roles in the Philadelphia region and leads the nation’s oldest newspaper serving the African-American community, to Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education’s Board of Governors.

Bogle will be joining five others who received Senate support for reappointment earlier this year:

Former state Speaker of the House Samuel H. Smith, who also serves as chair of Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s Council of Trustees
Philadelphia-area attorney David M. Maser
Chester County Commissioner Marian Moskowitz
Donald E. Houser Jr., a state policy advisor for Berkshire Hathaway Energy GT&S and a Lock Haven University alumnus who also served on its Council of Trustees
Neil R. Weaver, executive deputy secretary at the state Department of Community and Economic Development and an alumnus of Clarion University, where he is also a member of its Council of Trustees

All appointees received four-year terms.

Bogle is chairman, president, and chief executive officer of The Philadelphia Tribune and is chair of Cheyney University’s Council of Trustees, where he is also an alumnus. He brings to the Board extensive public and private sector experience having served in various roles within the news, education, health care, and business industries of Philadelphia and beyond.

The Board of Governors is responsible for planning and coordinating the operation of the State System. The Board establishes broad educational, fiscal, and personnel policies, and oversees the efficient management of the State System.

As many as 11 members of the Board are appointed by the Governors of Pennsylvania with the consent of the state Senate. Six of those 11 are to be residents of the Commonwealth and five shall be selected from the trustees of member universities. No more than one trustee per university may serve on the Board.

The rest of the Board includes the Governor or a designee; the Secretary of Education or a designee; two state Senators and two state Representatives appointed by caucus leaders; and three students selected with consent from university presidents and approved by the other Board members. 

Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education oversees 14 four-year public universities educating more than 93,000 students. The State System offers more than 2,300 degrees and certificates in more than 530 academic areas. The State System universities are Bloomsburg, California, Cheyney, Clarion, East Stroudsburg, Edinboro, Indiana, Kutztown, Lock Haven, Mansfield, Millersville, Shippensburg, Slippery Rock and West Chester universities of Pennsylvania.