U.S. House Celebrates the CSU's 50 Years of
Educational Quality and Access
Erik Fallis, (562) 951-4064
(March 8, 2010) – The U.S. House of Representatives adopted, on March 3 with unanimous consent, a resolution commending the California State University system on its 50 years of educating students and serving the diverse communities of California.
The text of the resolution specifically highlights the accomplishments of 91,000 graduates annually, "pioneering" outreach efforts, 32 million hours of community service annually and the system's positive economic impact on the state of California.
Zoe Lofgren (D-CA16), Wally Herger (R-CA2) and 43 other members of Congress co-sponsored the resolution–representing the vast majority of the California delegation.
As the resolution was being considered, CSU Chancellor Charles B. Reed was in Washington, D.C. leading a delegation of trustees, presidents, and other CSU supporters to advance the system's federal policy and project priorities, culminating in CSU Hill Day on March 3.
About the California State University
The California State University is the largest system of senior higher education in the country, with 23 campuses, approximately 433,000 students and 44,000 faculty and staff. Since the system was created in 1961, it has awarded nearly 2.5 million degrees, about 90,000 annually. Its mission is to provide high-quality, affordable education to meet the ever-changing needs of the people of California. With its commitment to excellence, diversity and innovation, the CSU is the university system that is working for California.
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