Council of Trustees Handbook

Page 3 of 22 (21) "Grounds" shall mean all lands and buildings owned, controlled, leased or managed by the system and all highways, trafficways and bicycle and pedestrian facilities that traverse or abut such lands and buildings. ((21) amended Oct. 1, 2015, P.L.174, No.41) SECTION 2002-A. ESTABLISHMENT OF THE STATE SYSTEM OF HIGHER EDUCATION AND ITS INSTITUTIONS. (a) Subject to the regulatory powers conferred by law upon the State Board of Education, there is hereby established a body corporate and politic constituting a public corporation and government instrumentality to be known as the State System of Higher Education, independent of the Department of Education, hereinafter referred to as the system, which is granted sovereign immunity and official immunity pursuant to 1 Pa.C.S. § 2310 (relating to sovereign immunity reaffirmed; specific waiver) and which shall consist of the following institutions and such other institutions, presently existing or until changed as provided under subsections (a.1), (a.2), (a.3), (a.4), (a.5), (a.6) and (a.7): (1) Bloomsburg State College; (2) California State College; (3) Cheyney State College; (4) Clarion State College; (5) East Stroudsburg State College; (6) Edinboro State College; (7) Indiana University of Pennsylvania; (8) Kutztown State College; (9) Lock Haven State College; (10) Mansfield State College; (11) Millersville State College; (12) Shippensburg State College; (13) Slippery Rock State College; and (14) West Chester State College. (a.1) The board shall develop policies and procedures by which the board may create, expand, consolidate, transfer or affiliate an institution, except for an institution with a Fall 2019 headcount enrollment greater than 10,000 students. This subsection shall not be construed to include the power to close an institution. (a.2) Before the creation, expansion, consolidation, transfer or affiliation of an institution, the board shall direct the chancellor, in consultation with the board, to conduct a review of the financial stability of any impacted institution utilizing student support metrics, student success metrics and other financial metrics and develop a report and recommendations. The report and recommendations shall include, but not be limited to, an analysis of the following: