PSU prez: Campus closings would be devastating

FILE - In this March 7, 2007 file photo, Penn State University President Graham Spanier speaks during a news conference at the Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center in Hershey, Pa. Penn State president Graham Spanier is the fifth highest-paid public college president in the country, a new survey found. The Chronicle of Higher Education report released Sunday night, April 3, 2011 found it cost Penn State more than $800,500 to employ Spanier. That figure includes annual base pay, deferred compensation and retirement contributions. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

April 20, 2011 5:23:09 AM PDT
Closing Penn State branch campuses to help address a potential 50 percent cut in state funding would strike a devastating blow to communities integrally tied to the fortunes of the university, school president Graham Spanier said.