Public Affairs, The California State University

CSU Delegation Presses System & Campus Priorities at Hill Day

CSU leaders meet with Acting Under Secretary of Education Jamie Studley in Washington, D.C. Feb. 26. (from left: CSU Trustee Debra S. Farar, Under Secretary Jamie Studley, CSU Chancellor Timothy P. White, CSU Trustees Cipriano Vargas, Larry Norton, Talar Alexanian and Lou Monville).
CSU leaders meet with Acting Under Secretary of Education Jamie Studley in Washington, D.C. Feb. 26. (from left: CSU Trustee Debra S. Farar, Under Secretary Jamie Studley, CSU Chancellor Timothy P. White, CSU Trustees Cipriano Vargas, Larry Norton, Talar Alexanian and Lou Monville).

More than 85 CSU champions joined Chancellor Timothy P. White, CSU trustees, and campus presidents to promote increased funding of Pell Grants, the reauthorization of the Higher Education Act and other federal priorities on Hill Day in Washington D.C. on Feb. 26. The advocacy teams also included alumni and more than 20 student leaders representing the California State Student Association.

The CSU delegation met with federal legislators including members of the California Congressional delegation and Obama administration officials. They discussed the CSU’s 2014 federal priorities, which include student aid, improving college access and degree completion, teacher preparation, workforce training, applied research, and promoting support for public universities.

Acting Under Secretary of Education Jamie Studley of the U.S. Department of Education served as the keynote speaker for the Hill Day briefing, discussing the value of higher education to the Obama Administration, the President’s priorities and the federal rating system that is being formulated to advance college access, affordability and quality.

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