Posted February 29, 2016

President Theobald to testify in Harrisburg

Temple’s president heads to the capitol to advocate for state funding for the university.

The dome of the Pennsylvania Capitol Building.
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President Theobald will make a case for state funding for Temple University in his March 2 testimony.

President Neil D. Theobald will make the case for state funding for Temple University when he goes to Harrisburg Wednesday, March 2.

The president’s testimony comes at a critical time for Temple and Pennsylvania’s other state-related schools, which have not received their annual funding from the commonwealth for the current fiscal year. Some state funding for community colleges and public schools has been released, but Temple, Lincoln, Penn State and Pitt universities have received nothing, as the university presidents made clear in a recent joint open letter.

There will be two opportunities for the leaders to talk with legislators; both sessions will be broadcast on PCN. They will meet with the Senate Appropriations Committee at 10 a.m. and with the House Appropriations Committee at 1 p.m.

Watch the livestream of the presidents’ meetings.

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