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Commission on Postsecondary Education for the 21st Century (HR 169)

Identifier: 02-SS1999_04

Scope and Contents

This committee was comprised of House members and various educational officials and members of the general public. The members of the Commission included Thomas Druce (chairman), Edward Wojnaroski, Jess Stairs, Nicholas Colafella, Ed Krebs, Elinor Z. Taylor, Walter Carlson, Will Conyngham, Robert Greenwood, Eugene Hickock, Francis Michelini, Wallace Nunn, James Wansacz, Kim Ward, and James White. Representative Druce resigned from the House of Representatives in September 2000, at which point Representative Krebs took over as chairman. The Committee held several public hearings and met regularly throughout the session year to discuss solutions to the problems in funding higher education. They submitted their final report to the General Assembly in November 2000, recommending that the Commonwealth adopt the State Board of Education’s Master Plan as its own statement for Pennsylvania postsecondary education. The members indicated that this plan should be updated and revised every five to seven years as needed. In addition to this, the committee advised that the state should develop an approach to funding that recognized differences in separate institutions and awarded higher levels of funding for schools which performed at higher levels. They also asked that the state look into the possibility of asking institutions to submit annual reports to the legislature.


  • 1999-2000


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Arrangement Note

This collection is arranged alphabetically, and within the Meetings, Tours, and Public Hearings section, thereafter by date. The records are made up almost entirely of papers from committee meetings and public hearings. These papers include committee attendance and votes. A final report is included within these records.

Custodial History

Commission on Postsecondary Education for the 21st Century to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives Archives.

Method of Acquisition

Pursuant to House Rule 45 of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives (titled “Powers and Duties of Standing Committees and Subcommittees”) governing the management and disposition of historically valuable committee material, the secretary of the committee must record the attendance of Members and any votes taken, the minutes of the meeting and records, bills, and other papers in the possession of committees and subcommittees which must be submitted to the Chief Clerk at the end of every two year legislative session for permanent archival storage.

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Part of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives Archives Repository

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