– State Rep. Brad Roae (R-Crawford/Erie) on Wednesday was appointed by the speaker of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives to serve on the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) Board of Governors.
“My focus is going to be on quality and affordability,” Roae said. “We want the children of working-class families to view our state-owned universities as an affordable option to acquire a quality higher education. We need to control costs in an effort to avoid tuition hikes that could place a quality education out of reach for many working-class families.”
Roae took the oath of office on New Year’s Day to begin serving a new, two-year term as the state representative for the 6th Legislative District covering parts of Crawford and Erie counties.
Roae will serve as one of four legislators – House Republicans, House Democrats, Senate Republicans and Senate Democrats each are allotted one position – on the 20-member board of governors.
The governor or his designee serves on the board. The governor also appoints 11 members of the board, which must be confirmed by the state Senate. Three students, selected from among the universities’ student government association presidents, serve on the board. The final position is reserved for the Pennsylvania secretary of education or his designee.
“I think we all want to see the state-owned universities like Edinboro, Slippery Rock and Clarion succeed by meeting the needs of their students,” Roae said. “We want to see Pennsylvania state-owned university students graduate, acquire good jobs here in the Commonwealth and raise their families in our communities.”
Roae’s appointment is for the 2019-20 Legislative Session of the General Assembly.
Readers can learn more about Roae by visiting his website at RepRoae.com
and following him on Facebook at Facebook.com/RepRoae
. More information about PASSHE is available at PASSHE.edu
Representative Brad Roae
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
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