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Senator Alloway appointed to PASSHE Board of Governors

15 January 2013 No Comment

HARRISBURG – Senator Richard Alloway II (R-33) was appointed today to serve on the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education Board of Governors.

Sen. Richard Alloway

The 20-member board is responsible for setting tuition rates and establishing educational and fiscal goals for the 14 PASSHE schools. The board also appoints the Chancellor and university presidents and approves new academic programs.

“This panel has an enormous responsibility to not only provide a quality learning experience for students, but also provide oversight of taxpayer dollars dedicated to higher education,” said Alloway, who earned his undergraduate degree from Shippensburg University. “The State System of Higher Education has done an admirable job of holding down expenses and tuition hikes over the past several years without adversely affecting the quality of education, and working to accomplish these same goals in the future will be my priority.”

Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati (R-25) appointed Alloway to a four-year term on the Board of Governors to replace former Senator Jeffrey Piccola.

“As a graduate of a SSHE school and a representative of Shippensburg University for the past four years, Senator Alloway can offer a unique perspective on the financial and educational issues facing the Board,” Scarnati said. “Senator Alloway has proven to be a thoughtful, dedicated and fiscally responsible member of the legislature, and I have every confidence that he will bring these same qualities to the Board of Governors.”

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