Office of the President

May 14, 2018 – Message from President Hutchinson and Chancellor White

To: Campus community

From: President Gayle E. Hutchinson

I want to share a letter(opens in new window) from California State University Chancellor Timothy P. White encouraging all of us to rally for state support on behalf of the CSU community. As you know, the CSU Board of Trustees asked lawmakers to increase the CSU budget by $283 million, including support for Graduation Initiative 2025. The Governor’s proposed state budget included an increase of $92 million, and his May revision, released on Friday, made no change to that number. There was, however, a much-appreciated one-time allocation of $100 million to address deferred maintenance on CSU campuses.

This gap in funding would affect all of us in the Chico State community and have a potentially detrimental impact on our students, so I ask you to join me in contacting our state legislators to push for greater support. Over the past four months, CSU students, faculty, staff, Board of Trustee members, the chancellor, administrators, and campus presidents have been lobbying legislators and the governor for adequate funding. Together, let’s continue that effort to persuade state lawmakers to make a greater investment in higher education.

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