HARRISBURG – Lancaster County Sen. Scott Martin was reappointed to continue serving as a member of Board of Governors for the PA State System of Higher Education (PASSHE). The Board is made up of 20 members and establishes educational, financial and personnel policies, sets tuition and budgets, and approves new academic programs. The panel also appoints the System’s chancellor and university presidents. Martin led efforts in the Senate to pass legislation last year allowing PASSHE to redesign the system to deal with rising financial pressures and declining enrollment. Presentation of the system redesign is slated for April of this year, to be followed by a public comment period and phased implementation. PASSHE is made up of 14 member universities with campuses in communities throughout the state. Over 500,000 Pennsylvanians count themselves as alumni of the State System.

SEN. SCOTT MARTIN