- The Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education announced Thursday that John Cavanaugh will step down as chancellor of the system's 14 universities at the end of February to take a job in Washington, D.C., running the Consortium of Universities of the Washington Metropolitan Area.
- Cavanaugh, whose contract was extended to 2015 in June, will be succeeded by Executive Vice Chancellor Peter Garland on an acting basis.
- The system has made news in recent months due to contentious contract negotiations with university faculty, who have worked without a contract since June 2011, and the Association of Pennsylvania State College and University Faculties released a statement Thursday calling for Cavanaugh to use his final two months as chancellor to resolve the issue.
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HARRISBURG, Pa. - The 14-university Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education said Thursday that its chancellor will be leaving to take a job in Washington, D.C. The system said John Cavanaugh will depart at the end of February to run the Consortium of Universities of the Washington Metropolitan Area. ...