Members, students, alumni, staff and community members raised their voices today against plans to consolidate California, Clarion and Edinboro universities in the west and Bloomsburg, Lock Haven and Mansfield universities in the northeast. Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education’s third and four public-comment hearings yielded dozens more statements from stakeholders from across the 14 universities — none of them in favor of the plans proposed in late April. Most called for increased funding for public higher education in Pennsylvania, which ranks at or near the bottom in the country in measures of public higher-education investment.
For those unable to comment today or who have more to share, APSCUF plans additional comment-recording sessions next week. June 14 is open to all who register; June 15 is exclusively for students in the Zoom meeting, but we will livestream on Facebook for anyone to watch. Click here to register for next week’s events.
Watch the morning hearing below:
Watch the afternoon hearing, which lasted nearly three hours, below:
Read APSCUF’s collated tweets from both hearings: