Statement on Governor Brown’s May Revision of the 2015-16 Budget Proposal
Governor Jerry Brown’s revised budget proposal is good for higher education. It provides multi-year financial stability to our public higher education systems and increases funding by $2.9 billion over the 2014-15 budget while making student success a top priority.
The Governor is right to focus additional resources on supporting student success at our colleges and universities. Funding to support the student equity plans at community colleges, a focus on creating a simplified transfer pathway to the University of California (UC) from community colleges modeled after the California State University’s (CSU) associate degree for transfer pathway, and acknowledgement that improving time to degree can open up much needed space at our colleges and universities is laudable.