Susan Snyder Posted: Wednesday, April 9, 2014, 12:32 PM
The chancellor of Pennsylvania’s somewhat embattled higher education system used his formal installation speech on Wednesday morning to promise improved operations and more autonomy for the 14 universities, including a “fast-track approval process” for proposed new programs.
The Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education’s board of governors also on Thursday will consider a new policy that would give local university trustees more voice in selecting a president for their school, said Chancellor Frank T. Brogan. The board of governors currently hires the presidents, though the search committees are formed at the local level and under the direction of a local chair. Under the change, both that search committee chair and the chair of the university’s Council of Trustees would sit in on the final deliberations by the board of governors on selecting the president, Brogan said.
Full story: Pa. state university system chancellor promises improvements Susan Snyder, The Inquirer, 4/9/14