Public Affairs

California State University Chancellor Goes Before House Committee to Support Student Aid

May 27, 2009

CSU Chancellor Testifies on Student Aid
CSU Chancellor Charles B. Reed (center)
recently testified on student aid along
with U.S. Deputy Under Secretary of
Education Robert M. Shireman (left),
Vice Chairman and Chief Financial
Officer of Sallie Mae Jack Remondi and
Pennsylvania State University Assistant
Vice President for Undergraduate
Education Anna M. Griswold (right).

CSU Chancellor Charles B. Reed testified on May 21 at the hearing of the House Committee on Education & Labor.  Entitled "Increasing Student Aid Through Loan Reform," the hearing examined Obama Administration proposals to restructure federal student loan programs and use projected savings to increase funding for Pell grants and other aid programs.  Chancellor Reed’s testimony (also see appendix) reviewed CSU campus experiences with existing student loan programs and promoted several ideas to increase need-based aid and improve college access and completion, particularly in underserved communities.  An archived webcast of the hearing is available.

See the complete testimony from the hearing and information on President Obama’s proposal. Also, read stories about the student aid testimony from the New York Times, The Chronicle of Higher Education and Inside Higher Ed. For more information, on Chancellor Reed’s testimony to the House Committee contact Clara Potes-Fellow at 562-951-4800 or