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PASSHE: Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education

The Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) consists of 14 universities and more than 120,000 students. PASSHE is the largest higher education provider in Pennsylvania. PASSHE is led by a 20-member Board of Governors that sets broad policy and direction for the system and the universities. Headed by a chancellor, PASSHE's executive offices provide advice and support to the Board of Governors.

As a member of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education, Kutztown University's leadership includes the Office of the Chancellor, the Board of Governors and the Council of Trustees. The Board of Governors is responsible for planning and coordinating the development and operation of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education.

The board establishes "broad educational, fiscal, and personnel policy, and oversees the efficient management of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. Among other tasks, the board appoints the chancellor and university presidents, approves new academic programs, sets tuition and coordinates and approves the annual Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education operating budget".

The governor of Pennsylvania appoints board members to four-year terms, and the state Senate confirms their appointments. Three students, selected from among the universities' student government associations presidents, serve on the board until graduation. The majority and minority leaders of the state Senate and House of Representatives select four legislators. The governor of Pennsylvania or a designee and the state secretary of education are also board members.

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