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CSU Chancellor Timothy P. White's Statement on the 2020 May Budget Revision




​​​​The following statement can be attributed to California State University Chancellor Timothy P. White:

“While the fiscal outlook set forth in Governor Newsom's May Budget Revision is not unexpected, it is indeed daunting and portends challenging times across the California State University and the entire state.

For years, the university has prepared diligently and prudently for an economic downturn, and those actions have helped us weather the initial phases of this storm, as campuses continue to serve students despite the many challenges posed by COVID-19.

Those same students work tirelessly to overcome hurdles to better their lives as they pursue their higher education goals, and that daily demonstration of fortitude and determination is a perfect model for how we will collectively work together to overcome the current and future challenges posed by the pandemic and the state's economic picture."

On May 14, the Governor's May Budget Revision includes a $398 million reduction to CSU's operating budget with the expectation that CSU minimize the impact to programs and services serving underrepresented students and student access to the CSU​.

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