Cheyney U’s “Bleak Future?”: Rick Smith Talks to APSCUF President about Auditor General’s Report

Photo credit: Ken Mash speaks at Kutztown University, by Kevin Mahoney

Yesterday, Pennsylvania’s Auditor General Eugene DePasquale issued a report that should be a clarion call for action concerning the future of the nation’s first historically black university: Cheyney Univesity. The summary of the report began:

Auditor General Eugene DePasquale today said that the future of historic Cheyney University in Chester County is bleak and projected to worsen, unless drastic action is taken at the state level to address escalating debt, falling revenues, and declining enrollments.

“We cannot sit idly by as this historic and prestigious university fights for survival,” DePasquale said.

Last night Ken Mash, the president of the faculty union, spoke to Rick Smith about the problems at Cheyney and lasting effects of Governor Corbett’s cuts to public higher education. You can listen to the interview right here:

Rick Smith Show interview: Ken Mash, President of APSCUF, 12-17-2014

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1 Comment on Cheyney U’s “Bleak Future?”: Rick Smith Talks to APSCUF President about Auditor General’s Report

  1. Ken,
    Enjoyed your comments on Ken Fisher show regarding the future of Cheyney University, you mention your are open to ideas to save Cheyney, put it on a solid foundation for the future, while holding down tuition cost. Ken I would like to join the fight to help save Cheyney University, please allow me to present a team of professional who.
    can provide answers to meet Cheyney University’s immediate and long term needs.
    Season’s Greeting to you and yours, give this old Vietnam-Vet a chance, let us help Cheyney and HBCU’s !

    George Barnes

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