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Houser confirmed for new term as PASSHE Board of Governors member

Don HouserDon Houser Jr., '94, was recently unanimously confirmed by the state Senate for a new four-year term as a member of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education Board of Governors. 

Houser was re-nominated to the PASSHE position by Gov. Tom Wolf and is a former member of the Lock Haven University Council of Trustees. 

The 20-member Board of Governors is responsible for oversight of the state system. The board establishes broad educational, fiscal, and personnel policies. Among other tasks, it appoints the chancellor and each university president, approves new academic programs, sets tuition, and coordinates and approves the annual state system operating budget. 

Houser, a native of Lock Haven, received a bachelor’s degree in political science in 1994 from Lock Haven University and is a former township commissioner in Susquehanna Township, Dauphin County. 

He is state policy advisor for Dominion Energy Inc., where he works closely with all of Dominion’s business units and is responsible for coordinating all of Dominion’s government affairs activities in Pennsylvania and New York, where he also sits on the Board of Directors of the Independent Power Producers of New York Inc. 

Prior to joining Dominion, he spent 13 years in the Senate of Pennsylvania where he was field representative for former state Sen. J. Doyle Corman and chief of staff for current Senate Majority Leader Jake Corman. 

Houser and his wife, Mindy, also a graduate of LHU, and two sons Jackson and Sloan, reside in Robinson Township, Allegheny County.

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Lock Haven University is a member of Pennsylvania’s State System, the largest provider of higher education in the Commonwealth. Its 14 universities offer more than 2,300 degree and certificate programs in more than 530 academic areas of study. Nearly 520,000 system alumni live and work in Pennsylvania.                        

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