Advocacy and State Relations, The California State University

News and Updates

  • 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

    CSU Appointee to Student Aid Commission

    One of CSU’s own was recently appointed by Governor Brown to sit on the California Student Aid Commission (CSAC). Dr. William Gregory Sawyer, the current and founding Vice President of Student Affairs from CSU Channel Islands will serve as the … Continue reading

    College Degree Worth Its Weight in Gold

    It is becoming apparent on both the state and national level that the economic benefit to holding a college degree continues to grow. According to several recent reports there is a clear correlation between a person’s educational attainment and his … Continue reading

    CSU Critical to State’s Continued Recovery

    According to a new series published by the Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC), the California State University is a crucial partner in ensuring the state has an adequate educated workforce over the next decade. “For decades, California employers have … Continue reading

    Lobby Day highlights CSU hospitality programs, industry needs

    The message was clear on Jan. 29 in Sacramento: The hospitality industry in California pumps billions of dollars each year into the state economy, and the California State University is the premier higher education institution preparing people to lead this … Continue reading

    Introducing the 2013-14 California Legislature

    This week’s election brought out an unprecedented number of California voters especially young people under the age of 30 wanting to make a difference for this state and our future. For the CSU the greatest news is the passage of … Continue reading