Pennsylvania higher ed system releases consolidation plans

Published Apr 27 2021 at 7:00 AM GMT
  • Image: The Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education on Monday published a pair of consolidation plans for two groups of public universities.
  • The plans were published eight months after the university system announced its intention to consolidate six universities.
  • The state higher education system has struggled with declining enrollments and anemic state funding for years, and the COVID-19 pandemic pushed the system to hasten its plan for financial sustainability.
  • The Board of Governors posted the plans online in advance of a busy week of hearings and alumni advocacy focused on the consolidation plans.
  • Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education representatives are scheduled to formally present the two plans to the board Wednesday, and board members will decide whether to initiate a 60-day public comment period.


  • Published Apr 27, 2021 7:00 AM GMT