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Oct. 16, 2012
CONTACT: K. E. Schwab

Senate confirms SGA president’s BOG appointment

HARRISBURG, Pa. – David Wolfe, chief executive officer and president of the Slippery Rock Student Government Association, was confirmed today as a member of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education’s board of governors. Gov. Tom Corbett made the nomination.

Wolfe, an SRU sport management and communication major from Oakdale, will serve as one of three student members of the board. The three students were selected from among the system universities’ student government association presidents.

Wolfe will serve on the board until his graduation. He was elected SGA president last spring and assumed duties with the start of fall semester classes.

The 20-member board of governors is responsible for planning and coordinating development and operation of PASSHE. The board establishes broad educational, fiscal and personnel policies, and oversees the efficient management of PASSHE. Among other tasks, the board appoints the chancellor and university presidents, approves new academic programs, sets tuition and coordinates and approves the annual PASSHE operating budget.

The board meets at least four times a year. Its meetings are subject to the Pennsylvania Public Agency Open Meeting Law.

Slippery Rock University is Pennsylvania's premier public residential university. Slippery Rock University provides students with a comprehensive learning experience that intentionally combines academic instruction with enhanced educational and learning opportunities that make a positive difference in their lives.