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October 1, 2010
CONTACT: K.E. Schwab


PASSHE Chancellor Cavanaugh plans SRU visit       


SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. – John Cavanaugh, chancellor of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education, will visit the Slippery Rock University campus to meet and talk with students, faculty, staff and administrators about campus issues, programs and services.

           Cavanaugh, headquartered in Harrisburg, will host an open forum for the campus community from 12:30-1:30 p.m., Oct. 21, in Room 304 of the Physical Therapy Building.

           The meeting follows a luncheon with student leaders including SRU’s Student Government Association.

           The chancellor will tour Vincent Science Hall, which is currently undergoing renovations and expected to open in January. Cornelius Cosgrove, professor of English, and Cynthia Dillon, assistant to the provost in academic affairs, who co-chair the institution’s Middle States Commission on Higher Education committee, will provide an update regarding the University’s 10-year accreditation.

           Cavanaugh will also meet with President Robert Smith, Jace Condravy, professor of English and president of the Association of Pennsylvania State College and University Faculty, Jeffrey Lynn, associate professor of exercise and rehabilitative sciences, who will update the chancellor on SRU’s new “Exercise as Medicine” initiative and the Council of Trustees.

           The chancellor will attend an evening reception Oct. 20 with members of SRU’s chapter of Phi Kappa Phi, the national academic honor society.

           Cavanaugh was named PASSHE chancellor in 2008.


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.