California University of Pennsylvania Finances Under Investigation

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Tuesday, March 20, 2012

The Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education is conducting a mid-semester investigative audit at California University of Pennsylvania, while the school's faculty union is questioning Cal U.'s financial sustainability.

The Association of Pennsylvania State College & University Faculties, which represents nearly 300 full-time Cal U. professors, has assigned a committee to review the university's most recent audit over issues relating to how spending is drawing down the school's equity, said Burrell Brown, a Cal U. professor who serves on APSCUF's executive committee.

"We're concerned if there is going to be enough money at the university to provide a quality education at an affordable cost," said Brown, a veteran professor of business and economics at Cal U.

The state system is not commenting on why it sent a team of auditors to Cal U. in February, spokesman Kenn Marshall said. Cal U. also declined to discuss that audit through its spokeswoman, Christine Kindl.

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