HARRISBURG – The redesign of the PA State System of Higher Education is advancing as integration of six of its universities moves forward. The Senate Education Committee and the Senate Appropriations Committee held a public hearing with PASSHE Chancellor Dan Greenstein to discuss the progress of the integration plan. The plan that was approved administratively integrates six universities into two single accredited entities with a unified leadership team. It would integrate California University of Pennsylvania as well as Edinboro and Clarion Universities in western Pennsylvania into Pennsylvania Western University. Bloomsburg, Lock Haven and Mansfield Universities in northeast Pennsylvania also will be joined together. The integrations are effective July 1, 2022.

DAN GREENSTEIN