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LHU: Clearfield Campus not closing

LOCK HAVEN –The Clearfield Campus of Lock Haven Univerity is not closing anytime soon.

That’s the word from LHU on Thursday afternoon.

The topic arose after concerns were raised by Clearfield Campus staff this week as the campus was undergoing a financial analysis that is part of a Sustainability and System Redesign process.

That process was approved for all 14 universities in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) by its Board of Governors last month.

Lock Haven University Executive Director of Strategic Communications Elizabeth Arnold released the following statement:

“Along with other system campuses, Lock Haven University is engaged in a comprehensive financial review of its operations through The Pennsylvanian State System’s (PASSHE) Financial Sustainability and System Redesign process.

“In addition, the University is engaged in discussion surrounding potential integration with Mansfield University. A full financial analysis is the first phase of the integration process approved by the board of Governors last month. As a result, the financial sustainability of all campus operations, including the Clearfield branch campus, is currently being examined.

“The University and state system are having discussions about how to best achieve long term financial sustainability. These discussions have only recently been undertaken and must examine all aspects of how the University operates, its expenses and revenues, as we identify what changes are possible in order to achieve financial sustainability objectives set out by the State System.

“The University is far from any final decisions or actions as part of these processes. LHU’s Council of Trustees have final authority to make decisions around the operation of LHU’s Clearfield campus.”

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