CSU Chancellor Timothy P. White
California Governor Jerry Brown signed his last state budget in Los Angeles Wednesday, and it provides California State University an ongoing increase of $197.1 million as well as $161.1 million in one-time funding to expand enrollment, address deferred maintenance, and bolster campus efforts to support student well-being.
California State University Chancellor Timothy P. White issued the following statement Wednesday:
“By providing sufficient funding to the California State University in the state’s 2018-19 budget, Governor Brown and the legislature made a wise decision that will provide California and Californians with both immediate and far-ranging benefits.
“On behalf of the entire CSU community, I want to express our collective gratitude to Governor Brown, Assembly Speaker Rendon, Senate President pro Tempore Atkins and the many legislators who had the vision to choose CSU. That is a decision that will advance California.
“This investment will enable the CSU to enroll more students from a wide variety of backgrounds, and prepare them to improve their communities and lead the industries that are driving California. This is vital to our state’s future.
“Funds for Graduation Initiative 2025 empower the CSU to provide more opportunities for students to earn a high-quality degree than ever before. We will be able to expand efforts to improve student achievement by offering more course sections. Campuses will also be able to invest in faculty, advisors and technology to guide students to those classes, streamlining their pathways to degrees.
“With additional one-time funding, we can invest in critical improvements to our aging infrastructure that will improve students’ learning environments, and increase campus efforts to address student well-being.”