By: KDKA-TV News Staff
HARRISBURG (KDKA) – The Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education has come out with its final version of its merger plans for six of Pennsylvania’s 14 state-owned universities.READ MORE: COVID-19 In Pennsylvania: Health Department Reports 1,493 New Cases, 15 Additional Deaths
These include California University of Pennsylvania, Clarion University, and Edinboro University.READ MORE: COVID-19 In Pittsburgh: Allegheny County Reports 2-Day Total Of 268 New Cases, 3 Additional Deaths
PASSHE is now pledging not to close any of the schools and to protect schools concerned about the merger’s impact on their finances.
However, a summary of the revisions makes no mention of the NCAA, which hasn’t ruled yet whether the six universities can keep their current athletic teams.MORE NEWS: 19-Year-Old Woman Critically Injured In Hit-And-Run Crash
It also does not mention when the “Middle States Commission for Higher Education” will decide if, and how, it might accredit the combined schools.