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Chancellor calls for unity among state-owned universities

Published January 17. 2019 07:16AM

HARRISBURG (AP) — Pennsylvania’s newest chancellor of the State System of Higher Education says state-owned universities need to operate more like a system if they want to last.

In his State of the System address Wednesday, 58-year-old Daniel Greenstein says Pennsylvania’s 14 state-owned universities should open courses on all campuses to all students.

The state system has struggled over the past decade with dropping enrollment and lower state revenue.

Instead of competing with one another, Greenstein says the universities should instead be sharing faculty, staff and students. He says that will help save money in the long term.

Greenstein was hired as chancellor last year after serving as a senior adviser with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

He previously served as vice provost in the University of California system.

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