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Gonzalez joins Reed, other officials at State Capitol


Representatives from the California State University, University of California and the California Community Colleges joined about 250 campus officials Tuesday at the State Capitol to advocate against deeper cuts to California’s public colleges and universities.

Sacramento State President Alexander Gonzalez, CSU Chancellor Charles B. Reed, UC President Mark Yudof and Community Colleges Chancellor Jack Scott met with legislators to state the case for investment in public higher education.

“Higher education has been cut $1.4 billion. You know what I say—that’s enough,” Reed said. “We have to get across to the political leadership how important it is to invest in California’s future, to build the economy and to fill jobs. The three systems of higher education are among the best and the largest in the nation and we need stability to anticipate, to plan, and to welcome to our campuses the future of California.”

More information and a video about Higher Education Advocacy Day is available on Public Affairs’ Budget Central page.

An op-ed written by President Gonzalez also appeared Tuesday in The Sacramento Bee. That can be viewed here.