Today, Governor Dayton announced his recommendation that Minnesota State Colleges and Universities receive $142 million in this biennium. If enacted by the legislature, this means that the state will continue to invest in a core public service providing Minnesotans access to high quality affordable education throughout the state.
We deeply appreciate the Governor’s leadership and his continued support of the critical role that higher education plays in ensuring prosperity for all Minnesotans.
The funding Governor Dayton has recommended will help our colleges and universities protect the programs that prepare our graduates to meet the needs of communities across the state and protect access to higher education by holding down tuition.
I am grateful to all who stand behind our funding proposal, including all five of our bargaining units, both student associations, all 30 presidents, and especially our Board of Trustees, who have been so instrumental in discussions with the Governor and the legislature.
I look forward to the discussions that will unfold over the remaining weeks of the session.
Minnesota State Colleges and Universities
Contact: Doug Anderson, firstname.lastname@example.org, 651-201-1426