HARRISBURG – The Board of Governors for PA’s State System of Higher Education affirmed efforts to continue planning for the integration of six of its universities. The System is exploring two possible combinations – California-Clarion-Edinboro and Bloomsburg-Lock Haven-Mansfield – and each integration would operate as a single accredited entity with a single leadership, faculty, enrollment management strategy, and budget while honoring local identity. The next step in the integrations process is development of an implementation plan, which could be presented to the Board as early as April 2021. The process includes a 60-day public comment period and periodic updates to members of the General Assembly. The earliest an integrated university could begin accepting students would be August 2022.