Spanier to make case for Penn State funding

Harrisburg, Pa. -- Penn State President Graham B. Spanier will appear in a panel with the leaders of Pennsylvania's other state-related institutions before the state House Appropriations Committee at 1 p.m. today (Feb. 23).

Spanier will answer questions posed by the legislators about Penn State's operations and needs. "I plan to use the hearing to inform the Legislature about our funding needs, about the high cost of education for our students, and about the educational opportunities we are trying to provide at Penn State," he said.

Spanier also plans to convey the University's need for more funding to continue to serve the Commonwealth through its 138 locations, including its 24 campuses, 67 Cooperative Extension offices and its specialty centers that assist children, youth and families, as well as industry, small businesses and others in communities throughout the state.

The governor has proposed level funding for Penn State this year with a base appropriation of $318 million and federal stimulus funds of $15.8 million.

Last Updated February 23, 2010