Senate Appropriations Committee to Hold Hearings At Temple & Lincoln Universities on Higher Education Issues

The Senate Appropriations Committee, chaired by Senator Jake Corman (R-34), will continue its series of statewide public hearings on the role of the Commonwealth’s state-related universities, holding two hearings next week at Temple University and Lincoln University.

The Temple University hearing will be held from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, October 12, in the Feinstone Lounge, Sullivan Hall at 1330 West Polett Walk in Philadelphia, PA.

The hearing at Lincoln University will be held from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursday, October 13, at the International Cultural Center, 1570 Baltimore Pike in Lincoln University, PA.

Temple and Lincoln are two of four state-related universities, meaning that they receive state funds but are independently operated. They share this status with the Pennsylvania State University and the University of Pittsburgh.

Corman said the committee will hear testimony from university officials on a variety of topics, including the impact of the state budget on the university’s operation.

“Our objective is to examine how the state-related universities operate and the role they play in our higher education system,” Corman said. “Like our other institutions of higher learning, state-relateds have faced the tough challenge of doing more with less during these difficult fiscal times. These hearings will give them an opportunity to talk about how they are meeting these challenges.”

Anna Fitzsimmons