Brogan saying bye-bye to PA

broganFrank Brogan, a onetime education wonder-boy in Florida, is quitting his job as chancellor of Pennsylvania’s state university system.

The resignation announcement, effective Sept. 1, was unexpected when made Monday afternoon, according to a story posted by, The Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News website:

“The chancellor of Pennsylvania’s state university system, which is about to undergo changes in the wake of financial and enrollment woes, will retire Sept. 1, a decision that was announced unexpectedly Monday afternoon.

 Chancellor Frank T. Brogan, 63, informed the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education’s board of governors last Wednesday, just before a much-anticipated report on restructuring the system was released to the board and the public, said Kenn Marshall, a spokesman for the system.”

 The Morning Call noted the move coincides “with a consultant’s report that found the agency plagued by weak leadership and dysfunctional management.”

Brogan, who served as lieutenant governor under former Gov. Jeb! Bush, rose through the education ranks, from an elementary school teacher to superintendent of Martin County Schools. Brogan, 63, was elected Florida’s education commissioner in 1994. He also served as president of Florida Atlantic University and chancellor of the State University System of Florida before leaving for the Keystone State job in 2013.

Posted by Jim Turner.