Support for the Proposed Higher Education Investment Act



RESOLVED: That the Academic Senate, California State University (ASCSU) commend and thank the
Carnegie Corporation of New York for convening a meeting of a “representative group of
leaders of American public higher education to begin a discussion about the challenges
faced by their institutions both individually and collectively;” and be it further

RESOLVED: That the ASCSU thank Chancellor Reed and Trustee Chair Bleich for their participation
in the meeting and for their endorsement of the draft proposal for a Higher Education
Investment Act as published in the New York Times, Washington Post, and Boston
Globe on December 16, 2008; and be it further

RESOLVED: That the ASCSU recommend this proposal to the Honorable Barack Obama, President of
the United States, members of his administration, and all members of Congress and urge
his and their timely implementation of legislation and administrative action to provide
critically needed support to the public universities of America as proposed in the draft
act; and be it further

RESOLVED: That the ASCSU pledge its continuing support for all appropriate efforts to provide
California’s students access to excellent baccalaureate and graduate education; and be it

RESOLVED: That copies of this resolution be transmitted to individuals and organizations on the
following Distribution List.

The Honorable Barack Obama, President
The Honorable Joseph Biden, Vice President
The Honorable Arne Duncan, Secretary of Education
The Honorable Harry Reid, Senate Majority Leader
The Honorable Lawrence Summers, Director of the National Economic Council
The Honorable Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the House
The Honorable Dianne Feinstein, Senator from California
The Honorable Barbara Boxer, Senator from California
Each Member of the Congressional Delegation from California
The Honorable Arnold Schwarzenegger, Governor of California
Jeffrey Bleich, Chairman of the Board of Trustees, CSU
Chair, Assembly higher education committee
Chair, Senate education committee
CSU Chancellor Charles B. Reed
Vartan Gregorian, President, Carnegie Corporation of New York
Thomas Kean, Chair, Carnegie Corporation of New York
Richard W. Riley, Vice–Chair, Carnegie Corporation of New York
The New York Times
The Washington Post
The Boston Globe
Academic Senate CSU AS-2874-09/FGA
Page 2 January 22-23, 2009
The Sacramento Bee
The San Francisco Chronicle
The Los Angeles Times
The Fresno Bee
Radio and Television Stations in:
Los Angeles: 89.3 FM & KCET
San Francisco: 88.5 FM & KQED
Sacramento: 88.9 FM & KVIE
San Diego: 89.5 FM & KPBS

RATIONALE: Rationale is provided in the text of the Draft Higher Education Investment
Act that is attached hereto.

Approved Unanimously – January 23, 2009

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