MEDIA ALERT Senate Appropriations Panel to Hold Hearing At Millersville University on the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education

The Senate Appropriations Committee, chaired by Senator Jake Corman (R-34), will hold a hearing at Millersville University in Lancaster regarding the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE).

The hearing will be held from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursday, November 3, 2011, at the Student Memorial Center, 21 South George Street in Millersville.

Corman said the hearing will give the Chancellor and presidents of various PASSHE institutions the opportunity to discuss a range of topics related to their universities, including the impact of the state budget on funding decisions.

The committee has held a number of hearings around the state on issues relating to Pennsylvania’s state-related universities.

“The hearings have given us a chance to hear from those involved in higher education about the challenges they face and how they are meeting them,” Corman said.  “It has been a great opportunity to gain input from our universities and learn more about the important role they play in educating our students.”