New chancellor for State System of Education

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Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education has been struggling over the last few years. With falling enrollment leading to financial problems. Now they’re hoping a new vision can help set them on the path to a better future. The system’s 5th chancellor was sworn into office Wednesday. He laid out his vision for passhe moving forward.

Governor Wolf introduced Dan Greenstein as the right man for the job at a time of great challenges for the 14-state owned universities.

Nearly a 100,000 students are enrolled at the schools in the PASSHE system. But enrollment has dropped by more than 21,000 over the last decade.

Dan Greenstein said “I’m not talking about making modest adjustments to our enterprise. We won’t tweak our way out of this. What I’m talking about is fundamental transformation and redesign.”

Dr. Greenstein’s vision includes the schools combining their business and administrative functions to be more cost efficient as well as relying on new public-private partnerships in the future.

Dr. Greenstein was named chancellor in September. Since then He visited all 14 campuses. To speak with students and staff and help develop his long term plan moving forward.

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