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California State University’s Statement on the Little Hoover Commission Report on Public Higher Education

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The following statement can be attributed to Ephraim P. Smith, California State University Executive Vice Chancellor and Chief Academic Officer

“We appreciate Little Hoover Commission’s work and the involvement of the California State University throughout the process of compiling a very thoughtful report on the future of the state’s public higher education systems. The CSU is engaged in a number of initiatives that strive to increase efficient and effective service to students. We are reviewing the Commission’s findings and recommendations, and anticipate continued collaboration with the other higher education systems to meet workforce demands for degreed professionals across all industry sectors. We also anticipate being active participants in discussions with the Governor, Legislature and the state’s other publicly funded higher education institutions regarding the future of higher education.”


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