Pennsylvania Black Conference on Higher Education

Pennsylvania Black Conference on Higher Education


Having the privilege of hearing State Senator Vincent J. Hughes and State Representative Donna Johnson Bullock address the Pennsylvania Black Conference on Higher Education Legislative session.
Listening to Cherri Gregg keynote the Pennsylvania Black Conference on Higher Education "Building Black Narrative, Owning Our Story"
We are seeking high energy recruitment/admissions professionals!!
Transfer Admissions Recruiter - Undergraduate Admissions
Director of Transfer Admissions - Undergraduate Admissions
Assistant Director - Undergraduate Admissions (BSNES)
Assistant Director - Undergraduate Admissions
Director of Campus Visit Experience - Enrollment Management Group
Assistant Director, Enrollment Analytics - Enrollment Management Group
Enrollment System Specialist - Enrollment Operations and Student Services
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Liaison Librarian for Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion
University of Pittsburgh at Bradford - Hanley Library

This is a full-time Faculty Librarian appointment at the Bradford campus of the University of Pittsburgh. This position reports to the Head of the Hanley and Haskell Libraries.
The Liaison Librarian for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) leads the Hanley Library’s engagement efforts on the Bradford Campus. This position collaborates on Pitt Bradford campus initiatives related to equity, diversity, and inclusion, leads EDI programming and partnerships for the Hanley Library, and develops related collections and services. The incumbent will work to increase the library’s standing as an active partner in EDI initiatives on the Bradford campus through collaboration with EDI officers, the ULS Coordinator of Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives, ULS colleagues, and other departments serving the Bradford campus. As a departmental liaison, the incumbent supports library collections, teaching and learning, and research activities for the Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences as well as the Education Program.
The Liaison Librarian for EDI is part of a team of librarians and staff at the Hanley Library who work collaboratively to serve the needs of students and faculty.
Specific duties and responsibilities include:
Lead the Hanley library’s EDI programming and educational outreach to members of the Pitt Bradford community and the surrounding area; represent the Hanley Library on campus or ULS-wide EDI initiatives or committees as appropriate; develop collaborative relationships with campus EDI officers and establish partnerships with academic departments and support units
Collaborate with ULS colleagues to infuse the concepts of belonging, inclusion, and equity into existing programs, policies, and practices
Support the work of the ULS Coordinator of Diversity and Inclusion and the University Library System Diversity Committee; serve as a member of the ULS Diversity Committee
Provide high quality general and subject-specific reference and research support at the service desk, through individual consultation, in instruction sessions, workshops, and programs in person and online
Participate in chat reference and research support (Ask Us chat service)
Assist with the coordination of, and access to, the Hanley Library’s Archives & Special Collections
Manage collection maintenance for materials supporting the Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences, the Education Program, EDI education and outreach, or other areas as assigned
Prepare necessary reports and maintain statistics as required.
Participate in team meetings, activities, and projects
Contribute to a positive and productive team culture
Other duties as assigned

Librarians at the University of Pittsburgh are members of the faculty and are expected to demonstrate continuous professional development in addition to performing their specific responsibilities. This expectation includes such activities as participating in and contributing to departmental, library and campus-wide committees or working groups as well as the profession at a regional, national, and/or international level, maintaining a broad awareness of current and emerging issues that affect their particular areas of expertise, participating in relevant publishing and presentation opportunities, and pursuing knowledge of professional trends and developments that can be applied to evolving research, services and collections.

Specifically, the incumbent is expected to:
Keep abreast of and contribute as appropriate to current developments in the profession, especially as they relate to the subject and functional foci of this position
Contribute to the profession through publications, presentations, teaching, or other professional activities
Seek out appropriate roles in professional associations, research, and/or publication on the regional, national, and international level
Participate actively in ULS and campus-side working groups and committees, as appropriate
Contribute professional expertise through service to the ULS and University community

Master of Library and Information Science from an ALA Accredited Institution OR equivalent advance degree
Demonstrated experience successfully working with diverse populations
Demonstrated ability to build coalitions and partnerships
Must be comfortable with public speaking and representing the library on committees and projects
Certification in diversity training; OR required to enroll in the University of Pittsburgh Diversity and Inclusion/Global Competencies certification program upon hire

Preferred Qualifications:
Experience in an academic library setting
Coaching, teaching or research experience

The University of Pittsburgh Library System
The University of Pittsburgh's University Library System ( is a member of the Association of Research Libraries and contains over 7 million print and electronic books, journals, databases, archival materials and special collections. The University Library System (ULS) consists of 12 libraries and employs 65 faculty librarians and 96 staff. In addition to the ULS, the University of Pittsburgh includes libraries for the health sciences and law school.
The ULS stands at the center of intellectual life at the University of Pittsburgh, fostering connections and knowledge creation and dissemination that help faculty, students, and researchers from around the world to excel in research, scholarship and creative expression. It supports and enhances faculty and student productivity through its extensive collections, innovative Open Access publishing, and user-centered focus.
The ULS remains focused on many areas of strategic priority, including research support, digital scholarship and creation, entrepreneurship and innovation, and is continuously positioning our services to respond to and anticipate changes in research, teaching, and learning. We are also in the midst of a top-to-bottom renovation of Hillman Library, the central library of the University of Pittsburgh campus which saw nearly 1.7 million visitors in FY19. The reinvented Hillman ( will be a light-filled home to spaces, from vibrant to serene, for digital making and exploration, showcasing unique collections, advancing academic study, and fostering energetic, collaborative exchange.
This is an exciting time to join the Pitt library system and contribute to envisioning the library of the future.
The University of Pittsburgh
The University of Pittsburgh is one of the nation's oldest institutions of higher education. Pitt people defeated polio, unlocked the secrets of DNA, led the world in organ transplantation, and pioneered TV and heavier-than-air flight. Today, they're among the leaders in the race for a COVID-19 vaccine and research on Alzheimer's disease—among many other endeavors. Pitt students, alumni, and faculty members have won Nobel and Pulitzer Prizes, Rhodes Scholarships and NCAA championships, among many other honors. Pitt is a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), which comprises 63 preeminent doctorate-granting research institutions in North America.
For more information, please see:
The City of Pittsburgh
The city of Pittsburgh is located in the foothills of the Allegheny Mountains in Southwestern Pennsylvania. Consistently ranked as one of the most livable cities in the United States, Pittsburgh is recognized for its natural beauty and unique blend of cultural, education, and technological resources. Additional information on the city of Pittsburgh can be found at:
Salary: Commensurate with experience. Comprehensive benefits package including one-month vacation per year; excellent benefit plans; TIAA/ Vanguard; and tuition assistance.

Successful candidate will meet the criteria for appointment at the rank of Librarian I or II, and will be hired on an initial 3-year renewable contract. For further information, please see: . Successful candidate will also be expected to recognize, respect, and work effectively with individuals and groups with diverse perspectives and backgrounds in all aspects of their work and take initiative in learning about issues relating to equity, diversity, and inclusion.

Please apply through the University of Pittsburgh’s Talent Center, requisition number 21005458. In addition to creating a Talent Center account, please upload/attach a cover letter, CV, and three professional references with contact information. Any questions regarding the application process should be directed to Sharon McMasters ([email protected]).

Visa sponsorship is not offered with this position.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled; primary consideration will be given to those received by August 31, 2021.
The University of Pittsburgh is an Equal Opportunity Employer -- Minorities/Women/Vets/Disabled

The purpose of this group is to provide the most up to date information in regard to the Pennsylvani


PBCOHE Annual Conference SAVE THE DATE!!!! 07/06/2017

Executive Assistant

Job Posting: The Office of Admissions and Financial Aid is seeking a qualified Executive Assistant for the Chief Enrollment Officer (CEO). The executive assistant will provide a high level of administrative support and perform a variety of duties following established guidelines. Duties will include scheduling a... 22/05/2017

Financial Aid Counselor

Job Posting This position serves as a Financial Aid Counselor on the Financial Aid Client Services and Special Programs team. Related duties include helping to facilitate and support student-centered initiatives, provide leadership and counseling and/or guidance to students, families, and the University communi... 22/05/2017

Financial Aid Counselor

Job Posting This position serves as a Financial Aid Counselor on the Financial Aid Compliance and Operations team. Related duties include helping to facilitate and support student-centered initiatives, provide leadership and counseling and/or guidance to students, families, and the University community. Employe...


Diversity leader Patricia Hopson-Shelton appointed to civil rights advisory committee. Millersville University's former chief diversity officer has been named to lead Pennsylvania's advisory committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights.
Patricia Hopson-Shelton is among 15 Pennsylvanians whose appointments to the organization were recently announced.
Commission members review civil rights issues and issue reports and recommendations. They serve unpaid four-year terms.
Hopson-Shelton retired in 2010 from Millersville, where she served as assistant to the president for social equity.
She heads a consulting firm, PHS Associates & Consulting, and serves on Lancaster city's Commission to Combat Poverty and on several local boards.




Job Opportunity: Assistant Director-Multicultural Affairs and Student Success

Applications must be received by Sunday, August 28th.

IUP invites applications for:

Assistant Director - Multicultural Affairs and Student Success - 9
Month (SUA 2)

The link to view the full announcement and to apply to job opportunities
with IUP is under Job


Congratulations to Larry Dowdy and West Chester University!!!

$250,000 Gift Received to Name Multicultural Center & Increase Opportunities for Students of Color
Gift is the largest the University has received to support students from diverse backgrounds

WEST CHESTER, PA, August 1, 2016 ---- Thanks to a generous $250,000 gift from Student Services, Incorporated (SSI), West Chester University’s multicultural center will soon be named the Lawrence A. Dowdy Multicultural Center. According to University officials, the gift is the largest WCU has received to support programs for students from diverse backgrounds.
SSI’s gift will create an endowment to provide permanent resources to expand current programs and launch new initiatives, including increased student access to leadership conferences, study abroad opportunities for multicultural students, educational and professional development travel, a diversity ambassador program, as well as visiting lecturers. The center will be dedicated on Friday, October 21, at 4 p.m. in honor of Larry Dowdy, an esteemed alumnus who received undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University.
“When I came to West Chester in 1969, it was a different place than it is now,”said Dowdy,
who held a number of leadership positions at WCU for over 30 years and retired in 2015 as executive deputy to the president and governmental relations officer. “When I reflected on my tenure at the University, what I saw largely revolved around promoting servant leadership, civility and inclusion. I wanted to do something to help create new programs and support existing ones to continue that progress.”
To enhance the endowment contributed by SSI even further, Dowdy and his wife, Meryl, made a $25,000 pledge to the Lawrence A. Dowdy Multicultural Center Endowment. Friends and family members followed suit with an additional $30,000 designated toward the project. The total commitment to the endowment is now more than $300,000.
Recognizing the importance of expanding the multicultural center’s resources to serve students, the SSI Board of Directors was excited to invest in recognizing Dowdy’s service and dream. “ Through his actions and words, Larry continues to set an example for all of us to follow,”says Dr. Bernie Carrozza, chair of the Board of Directors of SSI and a long-time former member and chair of the WCU Council of Trustees. “His willingness to make a significant difference in students’ lives is testament to his character, generosity and ability to inspire a generation of future leaders.”
The University welcomes being able to help students excel through meaningful and engaging programs. Interim President Christopher Fiorentino stated, “Thanks to this remarkable gift from SSI and the support of other donors, including the Dowdy family, we will be able to offer new opportunities for our students to prepare for their success.”
Student Services, Incorporated (SSI) is a not-for-profit organization designed to serve the students of West Chester University. The objective of the corporation is to initiate, regulate, and operate the financial matters of the University’s co-curricular student activities.


Congratulations to Rashidah N. Andrews on her new position as Director of Studies in Forbes College at Princeton University!!! Please see her message below!!

Good afternoon fellow PBCOHE scholars,

I am emailing to share some exciting news about my recent appointment as the new Director of Studies in Forbes College at Princeton University! In this role, I will be tasked with providing advising training to faculty and peer advisors, working directly with undergraduate students in charting their academic and co-curricular journeys, building on a pre-existing leadership development initiative and creating new diversity and inclusion programming at the university. I am beyond excited about this opportunity and just wanted to take a moment to thank you all for embracing me as a fairly recent addition to the PBCOHE family. I do not know if my professional move to NJ precludes me from continuing my “formal” involvement with such an amazing organization, but hopefully I can remain connected with each of you in meaningful ways moving forward.

Again, thank you and let us all enter this new academic year with a renewed commitment to the impactful work that we do!

Warmest regards,


P.s. After the 12th of August, please feel free to communicate with me via my gmail account: [email protected]. I can forward my Princeton address once I am settled in the following week.



Beginning July 2016 and concluding in March 2017, we will be collecting donations that will be used to benefit our scholarship fund. Every dollar will go toward making a difference in the life of a student. We truly appreciate your consideration of our request and, as always, your continuing support of the Pennsylvania Black Conference on Higher Education, Inc. Visit to complete your scholarship pledge card today!! Please direct any questions to Verona Griffin at [email protected]. Thank you! MAKE A PLEDGE TODAY: Support Our Scholarships Click here to complete your pledge form


Good morning/afternoon/evening,

I am sending a follow up call for workshop proposals for the upcoming 30th annual SLDI conference taking place September 30 - October 2, 2016 in Harrisburg, PA at the Sheraton Hotel. Please note the NEW DATE and NEW LOCATION for this year's conference. The planning team and I are very excited for the conference this year and we are looking forward to motivating the future leaders who attend. The theme of this year’s conference is: “Developing Leaders for Work Across Boundaries and Barriers”

I have received workshop proposals already and have begun to provide receipt confirmation to these individuals. Please free to share this information for workshop proposals (attached) and conference registration information with you campus community and professional networks. Registration information for University/Colleges is also attached.

If you have any questions feel free to contact me or Mrs. Barbara Thompson (conference director; [email protected]) for assistance. The planning committee is excited for this year's conference and looking forward to developing the next great student leaders!


Job Alert:
For an Admissions Counselor at Millersville University.


Good Afternoon,

I don’t know about you, but the last few days have been emotionally draining for me to see what’s happening across the country. I literally had to unplug from some of the imagery and propaganda that has been flooding mainstream and social media. However, at the same time, I am encouraged by the number of people (black, brown and white friends) who have asked “WHAT CAN I/WE DO?”. I believe that in addition to the political and social changes that we must influence through our engagement, we must also keep economic empowerment as a priority. As my friend Maggie Anderson mentioned at our 50 Billion Dollar Empowerment Tour event, “where there are more successful black businesses, there are less black bullets.” Statistics show that black owned businesses nationally generate an abysmal HALF of 1% of all the business receipts in the US. These numbers indicate that we, as a black community, are also responsible for collaborating with other communities to “boycott” our own businesses. At the same time, black businesses have shown to be a more promising pathway to employment and/or entrepreneurship opportunities for capable and hard-working individuals who face the traditional barriers to economic opportunities in this region. We can do better!

As a professional and/or entrepreneur in this network, and regardless of your ethnic/racial background, I’m requesting you to make a commitment with me to become an even greater internal and external advocate for racial/ethnic diversity and inclusion in our region by encouraging our larger public and private institutions to exercise workforce and supplier diversity. Also to make a greater commitment to being a conscious consumer with our own spending by financially supporting black businesses with at least 10% or more (as Maggie Anderson suggested) of our monthly income, and by supporting corporations that are contributing to our communities in meaningful ways through their hiring practices, business-to-business contracting, and social investments. Our city is growing, and BILLIONS of dollars are being generated and invested, but statistics are showing that the black community is being left behind.

Our goal at UPPN is to collaborate with other organizations to eliminate one of the BIGGEST complaints that I hear too often, which is “I don’t know where to find the black businesses or talent.” Below is a link to our new UPPN Directory which will be used to promote some of our most valuable assets in Philadelphia… our TALENT, our BUSINESSES, and our NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS! You can LIST your BUSINESS for FREE, and there are premium services for a fee so that we can allocate more people and resources to this project.
Please promote this directory to your favorite black owned businesses so that we can drive customers their way. Also, the site is in its beta stage, so please email or call (215-583-2144 x703) with any suggestions, issues or glitches you may come across!
You can visit our new UPPN DIRECTORY at
Dedicated to your success,

Sulaiman Rahman

“When you find problems, you should also find solutions.” -Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala

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From: PBCOHE President, John Craig:

Dear Colleagues:

In light of the most recent events involving the police shooting deaths of Alton Sterling in Louisiana and Philando Castile in Minnesota and the deaths of the five officers in Dallas, TX, we want to express our sorrow, outrage and deep concern by these events. We mourn the loss of Mr. Sterling, Mr. Castile, and the many other unarmed black men who lost their lives at the hands of the police over the last several months. We also mourn the loss of the officers who lost their lives in Dallas.

While we do respect and support law enforcement, in general, we do call into question the actions of officers who are captured on video essentially murdering Alton Sterling and Philando Castile. Furthermore, we call into question a judicial system which has exonerated and excused officers in similar cases, e.g., Eric Garner in New York, Tamir Rice in Cleveland, etc. Clearly, something is happening in our society when the lives of black people do not seem to matter. To this end, the Pennsylvania Black Conference on Higher Education is calling on our members to reflect upon these events, contact the offices of our Senators and U.S. Representatives to demand law enforcement reform and that gun control laws and regulations be changed for the good of all Americans.

Also, please take this opportunity to connect with students on your respective campuses to offer them comfort, solace and refuge in your offices; and, refer them to your campus’ counseling centers should they need to speak with a clinician. I also encourage you to organize symposia and campus-wide discussions on your respective campuses to talk candidly about these events and to work to bring about racial and cultural understanding. Our black students need to feel like they are not alone; and, indeed they are not. They have allies in us.

Finally, let us continue to pray for all of the families who have been affected by this violence, including law enforcement. We continue the fight for equity and equality!


John B. Craig, Ed.D.


I sent this to my university president today:

Dear President,

As you might have seen from the news today the killings of two people of color in two separate acts. The climate is tense and I am concern for the student that are in summer school, our faculty & staff, and public safety. I myself was an emotional wreck as I had to pull over to the side of the road because I became overfilled with emotion and toyed with returning back home. I waited to the end of the day to issue this email, in hopes that my university would be on it and send an immediate response. If we are a university that stands for diversity, global awareness & mindfulness, and social justice; we have to be the leaders, innovators, and the educators that stay current with global events and in tune with the social climate. For they greatly affect and impact the campus, the people on it, and the things we do. We cannot continue to increase our multicultural and international student populations and not address things that greatly affect their well-being and sense of community. In ignoring these issues we are being irresponsible and negligent. We are misleading families when we tell them their children will be safe with us. We are misleading the students of color to think they are counted in the campus community at large. We are essentially violating our own civility statement. Although we might be tired as administers and educators of issuing statements, it is our due diligence to do so. Hopefully we will be so tired that we actively decide to affect change that will eliminate these issues.
I have asked WCU serval times to develop a pro-active plan and I have even presented to campus constitutes how to valid the voices of the underserved but is has falling on death’s ears. I am quickly losing hope and believe in the institution that I work for.

Querida Lugo 07/07/2016

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Philly’s Summer Interns Gear-up for My Philly Summer Party
On Tuesday, July 19, Campus Philly will host the My Philly Summer Party– Philly’s largest party for interns! Beginning at 6PM at the Barnes Foundation, interns from throughout the Greater Philadelphia region will:
• Make new friends with interns from other companies and build their professional network.
• Meet Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney.
• Gain exclusive access to the Barnes Collection and special exhibition, Nari Ward: Sun Splashed.
• Enjoy food, games and win prizes.
Everything is free but interns must reserve their spot today! Space is limited. Interns can register now by clicking here. No walk-ins.


Job Alert:For Gospel Choir Director (State University Administrator 1) – Temporary, Part-time in the Office of Social Equity at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania.


Greetings everyone. I hope you all are well. I will be in Philadelphia the entire week of July 25, as a journalist covering the Democratic
National Convention. I am also looking to book speaking engagements at local college Summer programs while in the area, since this is what I do across the country regularly, throughout the year.
My BIO is below, as is a flyer describing what I would love to do at some local schools. Thank you for reading this.



Kevin Powell is one of the most acclaimed political, cultural, literary and hip-hop voices in America today. Kevin is a native of Jersey City, raised by a single mother in extreme poverty, but managed to study at Rutgers University in New Brunswick thanks to New Jersey’s Educational Opportunity Fund. Kevin has gone on to be the author of 12 books, including his newest title, The Education of Kevin Powell: A Boy’s Journey into Manhood. It is a critically acclaimed and brutally honest memoir about his life, including his youth. In 2018, he will publish a biography of Tupac Shakur, the late rapper and controversial American icon. Kevin's writings have also appeared in, Esquire, Ebony, The Huffington Post, The Washington Post, Rolling Stone, The Guardian, and Vibe Magazine, where he worked for many years as a senior writer, interviewing such diverse public figures as Tupac Shakur and General Colin Powell.

Kevin routinely appears in interviews on television, radio, and in print and on the Internet discussing major issues of our time. As an activist, he is the president and co-founder of BK Nation, a new national, progressive, multicultural organization focused on such issues as education, civic engagement, leadership training, health and wellness, social media, arts and culture, and job and small business creation. Kevin was also a Democratic candidate for Congress in Brooklyn, New York, his adopted hometown, in 2008 and 2010.

Kevin routinely travels nationally and globally as a public speaker, at colleges and corporations, at various institutions, and a wide range of communities. Recent speaking engagements include stops at Microsoft headquarters, Stanford University, the U.S. Department of Justice, the 50th Anniversary Celebration of the "March on Washington," a one-week residency at the American University in Nigeria, visiting lecturer positions at Central State University and Virginia State University and as Hip-hop Scholar-in-Residence at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. On behalf of the U.S. State Department, he toured Japan lecturing on the relevance of Dr. King's famous "I Have A Dream" speech in the 21st century. Kevin also visited Wales in the United Kingdom for a series of lectures and workshops on the 100th birthday of 20th century poet Dylan Thomas, and the connections between Welsh and American poetry and spoken-word traditions. As a result, he was named the International Ambassador for the Dylan Thomas Centennial in America for 2014.

As a pop culture curator, Kevin produced the first exhibit on the history of hip-hop in America at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio, which toured America and overseas. As a humanitarian, Kevin's work includes local, national and international initiatives to end violence against women and girls (including a very well-regarded appearance on The Oprah Winfrey Show highlighting domestic violence); and he has done extensive philanthropic and relief work, ranging from Hurricane Katrina to earthquakes in Haiti and Japan, to Superstorm Sandy in New York, to his annual holiday party and clothing drive for the homeless every December since 9/11.

As an acknowledgement of Kevin's life of public service and his dedication to literature and the arts, Cornell University recently became the owner of The Kevin Powell Collection, documenting nearly 30 years of his work to date in print, photos, videos, books, handwritten notes, speeches, and select memorabilia.


Good morning. Here are the State System News Highlights for Wednesday, June 29, 2016. This weekly summary of news articles related to the State System is distributed every Wednesday. To view the individual articles, click on the headline. You also may view past articles by clicking here.

(NOTE: State System News Highlights includes brief summaries of articles that have appeared recently on subscription only news sites. While the full articles can be accessed only if you have a subscription to the specific sites, the summaries are being included to provide context about the news coverage State System universities are receiving in their local media.)

State System News Highlights

State college faculty mulling strike authorization
Sunday, June 26, 2016
The union representing faculty members at Pennsylvania's 14 state universities has set an August date for a decision on whether members will take a strike authorization vote.
The Associated Press
WCU professor speaks at Nobel Peace Prize Forum
Monday, June 27, 2016
West Chester University’s Sami Abdel-Salam, an assistant professor of criminal justice, has studied the prison system in both the United States and overseas in Norway, and is trying to spread a message of prison reform for a country that has roughly 1 out of every 143 people behind bars. On June 6, Abdel-Salam, joined by Deputy Warden Jan Strømnes of Halden Prison in Norway, presented at the 2016 Nobel Peace Prize Forum in Minnesota.
By Candice Monhollan, The Pottstown Mercury
Upward Bound program celebrates 50 years at Cal U.
On the heels of President Lyndon Johnson’s War on Poverty and the passage of the Educational Opportunity Act of 1965, California University of Pennsylvania began participating in Upward Bound, a federally funded program to help disadvantaged students pursue a college education. Since implementing the program in 1966, Cal U. has served nearly 2,000 eligible students from nine target schools in Greene and Fayette counties.
By Dave Zuchowski, The (Washington, Pa.) Observer-Reporter
BU part of pilot program that will offer Pell grants to incarcerated students
Tuesday, June 28, 2016
Bloomsburg University is one of 67 colleges and universities nationwide selected by the U.S. Department of Education to participate in a pilot program that will offer Pell grants to incarcerated students.
The (Shamokin) News Item
West Chester Borough, West Chester University unite for West Chester Together
Friday, June 24, 2016
A group of representatives from both the West Chester Borough and West Chester University has been referred to as a “legacy project” by Mayor Carolyn Comitta. These advisors from both contingents came together Tuesday morning at the Sykes Student Union as part of West Chester Together, a collaboration between the borough and the university to promote shared community values and positive community norms.
By Candice Monhollan, The (West Chester) Daily Local News
U.S. Supreme Court upholds race-based college admissions
Friday, June 24, 2016
The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday affirmed a Texas university's use of race in admissions, drawing praise from civil rights groups, which heralded the decision as a major victory for affirmative action.
By Susan Snyder and Jonathan Lai, The Philadelphia Inquirer
Faculty union takes another step toward a possible strike
Friday, June 24, 2016
The union representing faculty at 14 state universities in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education will set the date for a phone call to discuss holding a strike authorization vote.
By Susan Snyder, The Philadelphia Inquirer
Lack of progress at bargaining table brings on strike talk from state universities' faculty union
Friday, June 24, 2016
Faculty at the 14 state universities are growing impatient over the lack of progress being made at the bargaining table with the State System of Higher Education administration in their efforts to settle a new contract.
By Jan Murphy, The (Harrisburg) Patriot-News
To cut costs, high school students headed to college plan to live at home
Wednesday, June 22, 2016
With college costs shooting through the roof and many parents unprepared for the burden of paying for it, high school students across the country are being forced to make choices about where they will attend college and how to cut costs once they get there. One of the most significant findings in a new report by the Washington, D.C.-based College Savings Foundation is that for the first time this year a majority of high school students — 53 percent — plan to eliminate the dormitory expense altogether and live at home.
By Tim Grant, The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Extra years in college come with a six-figure price tag
Tuesday, June 21, 2016
Students who take six years to earn a bachelor’s degree can miss out on up to $300,000 in lost income, retirement savings, and more according to a report from NerdWallet. But many colleges around the country are taking action to help students graduate on time.
By Bailey Bischoff, The Christian Science Monitor

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Upward Bound program celebrates 50 years at Cal U.
On the heels of President Lyndon Johnson’s War on Poverty and the passage of the Educational Opportunity Act of 1965, California University of Pennsylvania began participating in Upward Bound, a federally funded program to help disadvantaged students pursue a college education. Since implementing the program in 1966, Cal U. has served nearly 2,000 eligible students from nine target schools in Greene and Fayette counties.
By Dave Zuchowski, The (Washington, Pa.) Observer-Reporter

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Our very own Larry Dowdy honored at West Chester University's MLK Brunch!