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The 367th Meeting of The State Board of Education

March 16, 2022


Meeting Location: 333 Market St., Harrisburg, PA 17126

Meeting will be livestreamed for public viewing at: 
Zoom Meeting:
Passcode: 738321, Telephone: 312-626-6799 (Toll Free), Meeting ID: 917 6999 2037

Wednesday, March 16, 2022: 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. – Working Session Honors Suite, 1st Floor

I. Council of Higher Education & Master Plan for Higher Education Advisory Committee

Call to Order

Opening Remarks

Approval of the Minutes: January 13, 2022 meeting

Presentation: Increasing College Affordability for All Pennsylvanians: Dr. Tanya I. Garcia, PDE

Panel Discussions:

  • Panel 1: Pennsylvania Institutions of Higher Education
    • Moderator: Kaitlin Mulhere, Higher Education Editor,
    • Panelists: 
      • Dr. Sydney Beeler, Vice President, Enrollment Management, Westmoreland County Community College
      • Sherman McLeod, President, Philadelphia Technician Training Institute
      • Dr. Timothy Schlak, Associate Provost for Academic Alliances, Robert Morris University
      • Dr. Aaron Walton, President, Cheyney University of Pennsylvania
  • Panel 2: Learning from Peers in Other States and National Experts
    • Moderator: Dr. Carlo Salerno, Vice President for Research, CampusLogic
    • Panelists:
      • Justin Draeger, President and CEO, National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators
      • Sameer Gadkaree, President and CEO, The Institute for College Access and Success
      • Dr. Kimberly McCurdy, Director, Bureau of Postsecondary and Adult Education, Office of Postsecondary and Higher Education, Pennsylvania Department of Education
      • Dr. Angel Perez, President and CEO, National Association for College Admission Counseling
  • Plenary:
    • Speaker: Dr. Amy Ellen Duke-Benfield, Senior Director, Policy and Advocacy, The Hope Center for College, Community, and Justice
  • Panel 3: Voices of Pennsylvania Students
    • Moderator: Hadass Sheffer, Special Consultant to the Deputy Secretary, Office of Postsecondary and Higher Education, Pennsylvania Department of Education
    • Panelists:
      • Christina Hasaan, Temple University 
      • Logan Goblesky, Westmoreland County Community College
      • Christopher Ciccarella, Robert Morris University

Discussion Item: Advisory Committee & Council Members

  • Strategic Priority: Increase College Affordability For All Pennsylvanians

Public Comment