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Barron outlines Commonwealth Campuses' importance in modern land-grant mission

Along with educational innovation, research and service, Penn State ’s 19 undergraduate Commonwealth Campuses play a vital role in making Penn State a modern land-grant university, according to University President Eric J. Barron.
Ira Lubert

Penn State Board of Trustees chair commits $5 million for University-wide impact

Ira Lubert, a 1973 Penn State graduate and chair of the University’s Board of Trustees, has committed $5 million to benefit numerous areas across the institution.

Eight selected to receive Distinguished Alumni Awards in 2017

The Penn State Board of Trustees on Nov. 4 selected eight Penn State alumni to receive the Distinguished Alumni Award, the University's highest honor presented to its alumni. The following individuals will be officially notified of their selection by the board and invited to accept the award from the University in June 2017.
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Penn State’s campuses offer quality education and robust economic opportunities

Penn State’s 20 Commonwealth Campuses located across Pennsylvania not only educate more than 31,000 students, but also drive substantial community impact as employers. With more than 3,700 full-time and 4,000 part-time employees, Penn State campuses remain vital to the economic health and development of the regions they serve.

Committee hears recommendations on room and board, long-range capital plan

The Penn State Board of Trustees’ Committee on Finance, Business, and Capital Planning reviewed information today (Feb. 25) on room and board rates for the upcoming academic year as well as a proposed multi-year capital assessment to support long-range building projects.

Trustees approve Abington and Brandywine housing projects

The University Board of Trustees voted Tuesday (Dec. 15) to approve residential projects at Penn State Brandywine and Abington to address the demand for housing and help the campuses continue to attract students from the Philadelphia area and out of state.

Committee recommends capital budget request, learns of improvement projects

Penn State is requesting $129.2 million in capital funding from the state for fiscal year 2015-16, with a primary focus on funding major building renewal and maintenance projects.

Committee endorses Abington renovation plans

Final plans to renovate the Woodland Building on the Penn State Abington campus were approved by the Board of Trustees Committee on Finance, Business and Capital Planning today (Nov. 21).

Board approves 2013-14 room and board rates

Penn State's Board of Trustees Friday (March 15) approved room and board rates for the 2013-14 academic year. The average room and board rate, which includes a standard double room and the most common meal plan, will be $4,685 a semester, a 4.23 percent increase over 2012-13. The increase addresses a projected rise in food and utilities expenses, as well as necessary maintenance, facility renewal and strategic needs.

Penn State trustees name architect for Abington project

Penn State's Board of Trustees on Jan. 18 approved the appointment of Spillman Farmer Architects of Bethlehem, Pa., for the Woodland Building renovation at Penn State Abington. Dale Hollenbach, Abington chief operating officer, said the project will be completed in phases and includes a complete renovation of three chemistry laboratories as well as upgrades and repairs to the heating, ventilation and air conditioning system. The roof, windows and bathroom facilities also will be repaired or replaced.