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Statements from California State University Leaders on Governor’s January 2022-23 Budget Proposal




​​​The following statement can be attributed to California State University (CSU) Chancellor Joseph I. Castro:

“Governor Newsom's long-term and sustainable funding proposal is a bold step that will allow the California State University to appropriately plan to welcome additional talented and diverse students and ensure their achievement throughout the course of their college careers.

“With graduation rates at all-time highs, the CSU continues to be one of California's best investments. Recurring and predictable increases to our budget allocation will lead to additional success for current students. This compact aligns with our ambitious Graduation Initiative 2025 goals of increasing graduation rates while promoting equity by eliminating the differences in completion rates between our students from underrepresented communities and their peers.

“We look forward to this ongoing partnership with Governor Newsom and encourage the Legislature to also support the multi-year compact which includes many of its own priorities. I am optimistic that the economy and the state's coffers will continue their expansion, which would allow for subsequent investments to support additional priorities included in the Board of Trustees' operating budget request. It is incumbent upon us to ensure that the CSU receives appropriate funding, from both recurring and one-time sources, in 2022-23 as well as future years."

The following statement can be attributed to Isaac Alferos, President, California State Student Association:

“Today, Governor Newsom unveiled a budget proposal that provided much needed investments to the California State University. This includes welcomed investments in affordability, deferred maintenance, and energy efficiency. The Cal State Student Association thanks the Governor for these new investments and looks forward to advocating with our higher education partners to ensure that the CSU is accessible, affordable, and sustainable for all students."

The following statement can be attributed to Dr. Robert Keith Collins, Chair, Academic Senate of the California State University:

“On behalf of the Academic Senate CSU, it is an honor to convey the genuine appreciation felt by the faculty for the proposed budgetary support for the CSU. Continued support for the CSU ensures that faculty success continues to enable student success, especially during the ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic. During these challenging times, this support will provide resources that further faculty engagement in the scholarship of teaching and learning, which will translate into the curricula students and graduates need to meet their own unique academic and workforce career goals and enable their social mobility." ​

In his January budget proposal, Governor Gavin Newsom outlined a multi-year compact to grow CSU base funding each year from 2022-23 through 2026-27. This five-year plan will increase the CSU's state general fund appropriation by at least five percent each year (or a 2.9 percent increase to the CSU's total operating budget). By 2026-27, the compact will have increased CSU's recurring base funding by nearly $1.2 billion. These resources will support the CSU's commitment to multiple student-focused goals in the areas of new enrollment, student success and equity, affordability, workforce preparedness and student technology.

For the 2022-23 fiscal year, the budget proposal would increase the CSU's state general fund support by 7.2 percent, which includes an unallocated increase of $211.1 million in support of the Board of Trustees' operating budget priorities, $81 million to increase enrollment by 9,434 full-time equivalent students in the 2022-23 academic year and $12 million to increase support for students who are foster youth, all in recurring funds.

The budget proposal also includes one-time allocations of $100 million for deferred maintenance and energy efficiency projects, $83 million to support the construction of a CSU Bakersfield Energy Innovation Center, and $50 million to support equipment and facilities at the university farms located on the Chico, Fresno, Pomona and San Luis Obispo campuses.

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