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Board of Governors approves implementation plan for Western Integration

April 28, 2021

This morning, the State System’s Board of Governors approved the proposed implementation plan for integrating Clarion, Edinboro and California universities. The approval represents a major milestone in what has been a nine-month planning process involving more than 400 students, faculty, staff and alumni from across the three campuses.

This is a significant day for the students of Clarion, Edinboro and Cal U – three sister institutions with rich histories. All started as schools to prepare much-needed teachers to serve their respective regions. Over time, they adapted as the needs of students, employers and our broader communities changed. Integration marks yet another adaptation in that continued evolution.

Today's Board of Governors action prompts a 60-day public comment period during which the State System will accept feedback on the integration plan for these three campuses. The voices of our campus community continue to be essential. Those who would like to comment may do so via web form, email, mail and at public hearing June 9 and 10 as outlined at

We look forward to seeing the comments that will be submitted to the State System and also to the board's final vote in July. We stand poised to honor our past, while continuing to chart a course for a future in service to our mission and the students who are at its heart.

More information on today's board action may be found here.

Last Updated 4/28/21