California State University Statement on Gov. Schwarzenegger’s Commitment to Fund Higher Education
Claudia Keith (562) 951-4800
(March 3, 2010) – The following statement can be attributed to California State University Chancellor Charles B. Reed.
"We appreciate the Governor’s intention to begin to reinvest in California’s public universities because there is a critical need in the state for a well educated workforce that can help us to remain competitive in the global economy," said CSU Chancellor Charles B. Reed. "The Governor has recognized the importance of higher education for California’s economic recovery.
"While we are still faced with challenging circumstances, this reinvestment will help start the CSU on the path to recovery. The CSU also supports the efforts of our students, faculty and staff to bring awareness about the importance of higher education in California. It is critical that legislators in Sacramento hear from businesses and the community about the value of the CSU.
"We look forward to working with the Governor and Legislature to restore the funding necessary to help students realize their goal of obtaining a college degree. Public colleges and universities are the key to the workforce engine that will help bring us out of this economic recession."
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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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