Pa. higher ed panel to hear from students, others

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A state panel formulating a new framework for higher education in Pennsylvania will hear from more than a dozen stakeholders this week, including a community college student, the provost of a small Catholic university and the chairman of a veterans program.

The governor's Advisory Commission for Postsecondary Education is holding its fourth public meeting on Friday in Philadelphia.

Chairman Rob Wonderling, president and CEO of the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce, called it a "listening" session that will help inform policy recommendations aimed at allowing Pennsylvanians to focus on lifelong learning, not annual angst over tuition and state funding.

About 816,000 state residents were enrolled in some type of postsecondary institution as of fall 2010, according to the commission.

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