June 10, 2011
CONTACT: K.E. Schwab
SRU graduate, trustee earns PASSHE board seat
HARRISBURG, Pa. – The state Senate has confirmed Robert Taylor, a Slippery Rock University political science graduate and member of the SRU Council of Trustees as the newest member of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education’s board of governors.
Taylor, from New Hope, is chairman and chief executive officer of Cameron Companies LLC, a diversified holding company specializing in business and government affairs consulting, real estate investment and acquisition, legal affairs and turnaround management. He has served as vice chair and chair of the SRU trustee council.
He is a graduate of Temple University School of Law and is admitted to the United States Third Circuit Court of Appeals, the United States District Court of Eastern Pennsylvania and the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. He has been a White House appointee to the Environmental Protection Agency, a trustee in bankruptcy in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and a staff attorney to the Pennsylvania Worker's Compensation Appeal Board.
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. Among other tasks, the board appoints the chancellor and university presidents, approves new academic programs, sets tuition and coordinates and approves PASSHE’s annual operating budget.
The board comprises 11 members appointed by the governor and confirmed by the Senate; four state legislators, two each from the House and Senate; the governor; the secretary of education; and three students selected from among the student government leaders at the 14 PASSHE universities.
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.