Chancellor calls for unity among the 14 state-owned universities

Written by The Associated Press | Jan 17, 2019 4:55 AM
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(Harrisburg) -- Pennsylvania's newest chancellor of the State System of Higher Education says the state-owned universities need to operate more like a system if they want to last.

In his State of the System address Wednesday, 58-year-old Daniel Greenstein says Pennsylvania's 14 universities should open courses on all campuses to all students.

The state system has struggled over the past decade with dropping enrollment and lower state revenue.

Instead of competing with one another, Greenstein says the universities should instead be sharing faculty, staff and students.

He says that will help save money in the long term.

Greenstein was hired as chancellor last year after serving as a senior adviser with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

He previously served as vice provost in the University of California system.

Shippensburg, Millersville, Kutztown and Bloomsburg are among the universities in the state system.

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