Western Integration Moves Forward

07/14/2021

Dear Students, Colleagues, Alumni, Parents and Friends,

Today’s Board of Governors vote to approve the Northeast and West Integrations is a vote of confidence in the 1,000+ people who developed the first phase of the plan and are poised to usher it into the implementation phase.

Centered always on student success, our shared vision is to expand affordable, high-quality educational opportunities for our students, to grow as we serve new student populations, and to meet economic and workforce needs across the Commonwealth. This vote in support of integration will ensure that our campuses remain open, vibrant and focused on student success long into the future. 

Continuing our collaborative and comprehensive approach to implementation will allow us to build a more nimble, sustainable and student-centered university. ​At California, Clarion and Edinboro, we remain committed to our students, our faculty and staff, our alumni and our communities. Together we will build a strong, secure future for public higher education in Pennsylvania. 

To our students: Rest assured that your current academic options remain the same, with exciting new opportunities on the horizon. You will be able to complete the program you’ve begun, and we’ve made it our mission to build even stronger pathways to support your timely graduation. The campus experience you’ve chosen will remain vibrant, complete with on-campus student services and supports designed to meet your academic and personal needs. As new options become available, we'll let you know so that you remain as passionate as you are today as Fighting Scots, Golden Eagles and Vulcans. 

What today’s vote means:

Today’s vote is a bold move.  It will take energy, talent and commitment to make the Western Integration a success. I am counting on each of you to help build a brighter future for our students, our campuses and the university we are working to become.

As always, your comments and questions are welcome. Please submit them using the feedback form at www.passhe.edu/publiccomment.

Onward and Upward.

Dr. Dale
Dale-Elizabeth Pehrsson
Interim President

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