Saturday, August 5, 2017

State Rep. Jordan Harris talks severity of Cheyney University’s problems - Ryanne Persinger, Philadelphia Tribune

State Rep. Jordan Harris wants to spread the message about the seriousness regarding the future of Cheyney University. “The problem with Cheyney is it reminds me of the story of the boy who cried wolf,” Harris told the Tribune Editorial Board recently. “For years people have talked about Cheyney being in trouble and we’ve talked about it so much that to some people it’s a common theme.” The historically Black institution has been underfunded for years, according to Harris. To date, the school owes the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education approximately $30 million. It has been without permanent leadership for three years and most recently was told by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education that they must show cause to keep accreditation by September.

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