Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education seeks $100 million from the state legislature in order to rebuild the system over the next five years.
The funding would go towards creating online learning opportunities, transforming technology and establishing a new consortium that would share services across all of the state system’s 14 public colleges. Additionally, the board approved a new financial sustainability process to use at each university, according to Pittsburgh Business Times.
“We’ve made substantial progress in many areas such as transparency and affordability that are central to the success of public higher education in Pennsylvania,” said state system chancellor Dr. Dan Greenstein in a statement. “I want to thank the Board for its leadership and for its confidence in our vision for transforming the state system. Students today. Current and future students are counting on us to make quality public higher education affordable and accessible, and today, we’ve taken extraordinary steps toward living up to that responsibility.”