Senator Martin Named to PASSHE Board of Governors

HARRISBURG – Senator Scott Martin (R-13) has been appointed by Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati (R-25) to play a leading role in the education of more than 10,000 college students as a member of Board of Governors for the Pennsylvania State System of higher Education (PASSHE).

The Board of Governors is made up of 20 members and plays a critical role in the operations of PASSHE, including establishing educational, financial and personnel policies, setting tuition and budgets, and approving new academic programs. The panel is also responsible for appointing the System’s chancellor and university presidents.

“As a product of the State System, it is a true honor to be given the opportunity to contribute to the future success of these great schools,” said Martin, who is a graduate of Millersville University. “PASSHE is facing some significant challenges, but with those challenges come incredible opportunities to better meet the needs of Pennsylvania students. I look forward to working with all of the members of the Board of Governors to ensure every student continues to get a world-class education and find new opportunities after graduation.”

PASSHE is made up of 14 member universities with campuses in communities throughout the state. More than 500,000 Pennsylvanians count themselves as alumni of the State System.

Martin will be one of four legislators serving on the panel. The rest of the membership includes the Governor, the Secretary of Education, 11 citizens appointed by the Governor, and three students.

CONTACT: Terry Trego (717) 787-6535

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