ESU’s Campus Community at the Commonwealth’s Capitol Advocating For Increase Funding to Help PASSHE Universities Thrive
Members of East Stroudsburg University’s campus community are at the Commonwealth’s Capitol today to talk about their education experiences, the value of the education they receive at a state institution of higher education, and to advocate for increased funding to help the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) universities thrive.
From left, ESU representatives are: L. Patrick Ross ’67, chair of ESU’s Council of Trustees from Tannersville, Pa.; Jonathan Weber ’15, a computer science and computer security major from Stroudsburg, Pa.; Atiba Khan ’15, a business management major with a concentration in accounting from Stroudsburg, Pa.; Sarah Khan, a first year graduate student studying education from Stroudsburg, Pa.; Justin Amann ’15, a history major with a concentration of teaching social studies from Bethlehem, Pa.; and ESU President Marcia G. Welsh, Ph.D. During their visit to Harrisburg to participate in PASSHE Advocacy Day, the ESU delegation will share their message about their experiences at ESU and how the university contributes to the local, regional and state economy.
PASSHE is the largest provider of higher education in the Commonwealth, with the 14 universities combined enrolling about 115,000 students. Almost 90 percent of those are Pennsylvania residents and eight of 10 will remain in Pennsylvania after graduation to take their first job or to enroll in graduate school. About 500,000 PASSHE alumni live and work in the Commonwealth.