Today the PASSHE Board of Governor’s met in their regularly scheduled, quarterly session and the big news is they did NOT move on 2012-13 tuition. Instead, they put that decision off until a newly scheduled July 12th meeting. The highlight of the session that was short due to the questions of quorum (Rep. Baker voted and then left for House votes) and to obligations of the principles in other parts of the state (Chair Pichini and Chancellor Cavanaugh sit on the Post-Secondary Commission which is meeting this afternoon in Wilkes-Barre) was the passing of resolutions for two West Chester national championship teams: baseball and field hockey.
There was also congratulation and thanks to outgoing ESU president Dillman and interim IUP president Werner.
Of note, the Chancellor and the incumbent presidents received contract extensions. The Chancellor’s new contract will run until mid-year 2015.
APSCUF President Steve Hicks spoke in the opening moments when the public response time was held (unaware that no tuition decision was forthcoming), asking the Board to keep tuition low, but providing enough funding for quality education, including breadth of programs and size of classes where “to paraphrase Cheers, everyone…someone knows your name.”