New PASSHE chancellor to make first SU visit


Frank T. Brogan was named the PASSHE Chancellor Wednesday, Aug. 7. Brogan left the Florida higher education system to take over Pennsylvania’s. He is the fourth chancellor in the system’s 31 years of existence.

The new chancellor of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) will be making his first visit to Shippensburg University on Thursday, Nov. 21.

The PASSHE Board of Governors announced that it selected Frank T. Brogan as PASSHE’s next chancellor on Wednesday, Aug. 7. Brogan assumed the new position on Oct. 1.

Brogan has been visiting some of the schools in the state system and SU is his next stop.

On Thursday morning, SU will host the PASSHE Diversity Summit of 2013, which invites delegates from the other 13 state schools as well as the office of the chancellor.

At 11:30 a.m., Brogan will be at Old Main Chapel to meet with students, faculty, staff and trustees. He will be speaking and taking questions from members of the campus community.

“We’re looking forward to hosting Chancellor Brogan on Thursday for both the PASSHE Diversity Summit and his visit to learn about Ship,” said Peter Gigliotti, executive director for university communications and marketing at SU.

“His visit is an opportunity for us to show him the outstanding people and programs that make Ship such a unique university, and it’s an opportunity for the campus community to ask him questions and learn more about his goals and vision for the State System.”

Brogan will be PASSHE’s fourth chancellor since the state system was established 31 years ago. He has a lot of experience in educational leadership and previously served as chancellor of Florida’s 335,000-student state university system.

As PASSHE’s chancellor, Brogan will oversee 14 schools, a $1.6 billion budget, 12,150 employees and more than 115,000 students. The responsibility comes with a salary of $327,500; the highest salary in state government.

“We are very proud of the university and we want Chancellor Brogan to see the important role it plays in the lives of our students and in supporting the Commonwealth,” Gigliotti said.

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