New PASSHE?Chancellor visits Mansfield University

MANSFIELD – New Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) Chancellor Frank Brogan made his first visit to Mansfield University Nov. 8.

At an open forum with students, faculty, staff and alumni, Brogan, who has been in his new position for five weeks, addressed the budget issues facing Mansfield and many other PASSHE universities.

He acknowledged that the human element – the affect on people’s lives, was the most difficult part of the situation and that there are no easy answers.

“Change is the hardest thing to do in life, even though it’s one of the only constants,” Brogan told the assembly. “But making Mansfield, and the PASSHE system, relevant now, 25 years from now, and 50 years from now, is why change is necessary.”

“The greatness of PASSHE lies in its ability to come out of this with the best possible higher education system,” he added. “Failure is not an option.”

In addition to the open forum, the chancellor toured the Mansfield campus and met with the Council of Trustees.