PASSHE

How will consolidation affect Pa. State System athletics? The NCAA has yet to decide

BY: - July 20, 2021

With the green light given on consolidation, the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education is preparing for the most transformative redesign in its 38-year history, but it’s unclear what that means for athletics. State System Chancellor Daniel Greenstein testified before the Senate Appropriations and Education committees on Tuesday, reiterating the need for consolidating six schools […]

Pa. State System unanimously moves to consolidate six schools into regional campuses

BY: - July 14, 2021

With a phased implementation process, the plan will begin in the fiscal year 2022-23. Consolidated campuses will have one president and a leadership team. 

Will six Pa. State System universities merge? A vote is expected this month.

BY: - July 4, 2021

The merger would result in lay-offs and some online classes to accommodate students spread out across the campuses.

COMMENTARY

The University of All of Them: PASSHE merger mania is on the fast track | Fletcher McClellan

BY: - June 25, 2021

Though it appears the fix is in, many questions about PASSHE system redesign still remain.

COMMENTARY

The plan to consolidate Pa. State System universities is short-sighted. Vote ‘No’ | Opinion

BY: - June 15, 2021

I urge the members of the Board of Governors to consider the long-term implications of this short-sighted plan and vote “No” for consolidation.

Six Pa. State System universities could be consolidated. What to know ahead of four public meetings

BY: - June 1, 2021

With its small classes and on-campus groups, Cameron O’Neill can’t imagine going to school anywhere but Bloomsburg University.

A risky wager? What supporters and opponents are saying about Wolf’s Nellie Bly scholarship proposal

BY: - April 11, 2021

The Wolf administration has touted the plan as a way to boost higher education funding for students in need, and to relieve some of the pressure the commonwealth is feeling from the ongoing “brain drain” crisis and declining enrollment at state-system schools.

COMMENTARY

The daunting task of reshaping PASSHE | Opinion

BY: - December 22, 2020

The 14-school system’s enrollment has plunged by 21 percent from its 2010 peak of 119,513 students. But while the student census has, on net, fallen precipitously, commensurate reductions in faculty, other staffing and standalone institutions that kept costs unacceptably high were not considered. 

Lehigh County lawmaker blasts lack of Latino enrollment in Pa’s state-owned universities

BY: - February 12, 2019

An Allentown lawmaker whose district is majority Latino laced into the head of Pennsylvania’s state university system Tuesday, saying it’s “shameful” that new Latino enrollment has dropped, even as the system schools have touted their recruiting efforts. State Rep. Peter Schweyer, a Democrat, told Daniel Greenstein, the new chancellor of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education, […]