State Rep. Jason Ortitay, R-South Fayette, recently introduced legislation to centralize the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education Board of Governors.

“A recent report by the Legislative Budget and Finance Committee showed change is needed for the long-term sustainability of the PASSHE,” Ortitay said.

Additionally, the study found internal factors reduce the state system’s ability to respond to challenges. Governance that is reportedly bureaucratic hinder opportunities to change. As defined by the original law creating PASSHE, the roles and responsibilities of the Board of Governors, the Chancellor’s Office, university presidents and Councils of Trustees overlap in some areas. His legislation would… Read the full story here: