State Budget Begins Reinvestment
July 3, 2013
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 the time to contact legislators and others on behalf of the CSU, and we are grateful for your efforts.
The budget increase will help the CSU serve approximately 6,000 more students, offer more courses using online technology, and provide greater investments in student success.
“This budget officially begins the state’s reinvestment in higher education and the California State University. This wise choice by the Governor and legislature will further aid California’s economic recovery,” said CSU Chancellor Timothy P. White.
Now, the CSU must continue to build on this foundation to provide access to all eligible students.
“While this is an important step in the right direction, additional efforts are needed to help meet the unprecedented demand to attend a California State University campus,” commented Chancellor White. “We continue to work with our elected officials and all stakeholders on further restoration of access and increases in student success. We look forward to continued engagement on appropriate and meaningful ways to measure and be accountable for this critical work.”
Student success will remain at the forefront of the CSU’s priorities and we will continue to update and inform you on our progress.