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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