Advocacy and State Relations, The California State University

News and Updates

  • CSU Rallies for State Support

    By Elizabeth Chapin Chancellor White joined campus leaders at CSU’s Legislative Advocacy Day in Sacramento April 7 to to send a message to lawmakers: the CSU is a valuable investment. The CSU’s annual lobbying day gives leaders the opportunity to … Continue reading

    CSU Bolstering Efficiency But Needs More State Resources

    The California State University has long been committed to efficient operations in order to carry out its academic mission and empower student success. In response to reduced resources and greater demand for access to a high-quality education, the university has … Continue reading

    State Funding Needed to Serve All Students

    First, the good news: Governor Jerry Brown has proposed $119 million in additional ongoing funding for the CSU, as well as $25 million in one-time funds for deferred maintenance. This is a solid sign of reinvestment from the state after … Continue reading

    CSU Leaders and Community Partners Journey to State Capitol

    Yesterday leaders from 13 California State University (CSU) campuses and the Chancellor’s Office and dozens of the university’s community partners traveled to Sacramento to participate in Community Partners Impact Day. Throughout the day, the CSU contingencies met with legislators to … Continue reading

    CSU Advocacy Campaign Highlighted at National Conference

    The CSU “#StandwithCSU” campaign was highlighted this month at a national higher education advocacy conference in New Orleans. The collaborative effort, spearheaded by the CSU Chancellor’s Advocacy and State Relations Office and the California State Student Association, with support from … Continue reading

    Final CSU Legislative Summary

    Below you will find the final status on legislation tracked by the California State University during the second year of the 2013-14 legislative session. The legislative session ended on August 31 and the Governor had until September 30 to sign … Continue reading

    Final Budget Act Mirrors May Revision Priorities

    Thank you to our many advocates that took the time to reach out to your legislators asking them to support the CSU’s budget request. This weekend the legislature approved a budget proposal that maintains a $142.2 million allocation for the … Continue reading

    Governor’s May Revision Maintains Funding from January Budget Proposal

    On May 13, Governor Jerry Brown released his revised May budget which maintains an increase of $142.2 million for the CSU – an allocation that is consistent with what was proposed in the initial January budget. Last November, CSU Trustees … Continue reading

    State Leaders Rally for Higher Education

    Creating a continuum of support to get more students into college and earning degrees was the message of CSU Chancellor Timothy P. White, UC President Janet Napolitano and California Community Colleges Chancellor Brice W. Harris at the recent Joint Higher … Continue reading

    CSU Advocates for Additional Investment

    CSU alumni, students, faculty and staff testified about the value of the California State University education to the success of the state and advocated for additional funding for the CSU at the Assembly Subcommittee Budget Hearing in Sacramento on February … Continue reading

    Chancellor White Shares Vision for Future of CSU

    Calling the state of the California State University, “strong, proud, and aspirational,” Chancellor Timothy P. White celebrated the successes of the university, committed to invest $50 million in student achievement, and affirmed that the CSU adds to the public good … Continue reading

    CSU Responds to White House Call to Action

    On January 16, CSU Chancellor Timothy P. White was amongst a select few higher education leaders from around the country asked to appear at the White House in Washington, D.C. to participate in the College Opportunity Summit. The day focused … Continue reading

    Affordable Higher Education

    In an economy where an educated workforce is needed, how do we make sure that higher education is accessible but not financially debilitating for new graduates? The California State University (CSU) starts with providing students and their families with the necessary information and resources to make … Continue reading

    CSU Committed to Veteran’s Success

    The California State University (CSU) is proud of the more than 13,000 veterans and their dependents that have chosen to fulfill their higher education goals at the CSU. The CSU strives to be a national leader in providing affordable, high-quality … Continue reading

    Legislature Wraps Up 2013 Session

    The legislature has adjourned for the 2013 legislative year after completing their work on the budget and sending some 500 measures to the Governor for his consideration. Both the senate and the assembly used the month of August to significantly … Continue reading

    State Budget Begins Reinvestment

    When Governor Brown signed the state budget last week, it brought good news for the California State University—a 5 percent increase equal to $125 million in funding. This reinvestment was due in large part to our supporters who have taken … Continue reading

    CSU Remains Sound Investment for Students

    A report, released this month by PPIC, focused on student debt levels to determine if investing in a college education is ultimately a good value. The study also included the continued undertone that has been repeated by the Institute during … Continue reading

    CSU Leaders Advocate for Budget

    CSU leaders including Chancellor Timothy P. White were at the Capitol last week to meet with legislators regarding the 2013-14 CSU budget. Arriving on the same day the Governor released his May Revision to the budget, campus presidents and university … Continue reading

    CSU Ag Leaders Make Impact

    The agricultural industry is pivotal to the California economy and workforce. The availability of continued educated workers in this area is one of the key drivers behind ensuring its continued future impact and success in the state. The CSU wanted … Continue reading

    Voice of CSU Descends Upon Capitol

    The State Capitol resonated with the voice of CSU advocates late last month just as the legislative session got underway. Campus leaders and supporters of the university met with state legislators on key issues, including the 2013-14 proposed budget and … Continue reading