The Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education’s Board of Governors met this morning and covered a number of items of interest to faculty and coaches at the 14 state-owned universities.
First of all, the board did not take any formal action on Governor Corbett’s request to freeze $20 million in state funding for this academic year. At this point, it appears we are in “wait and see” mode, but we will keep you informed of developments on this issue. Our thanks go out to those members – hundreds of faculty and coaches – who took the time to contact Chancellor John Cavanaugh and Board Chairman Guido Pichini. Of course, the governor will reveal his 2012-13 budget on Tuesday, Feb. 7. (UPDATE: The governor’s office did not return a request for comment on the board’s inaction today, according to the Harrisburg Patriot-News.)
APSCUF President Steve Hicks discussed the proposed budget freeze and the impact of state cuts on the system in his remarks to the board: