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CSUS President Says Universities Must Rethink How They Do Things


Sacramento State President Alex Gonzalez says there will be no tuition increases for students this year.  And he says California Governor Jerry Brown's proposed budget would raise funding for the state university system by $142 million.

But Gonzalez says higher education must adapt to a new operating model proposed by Brown. It emphasizes affordability, time to degree and graduation rates.

"I remember as a new faculty member, I looked at some of those formulae which is dizzying, you know?" said Gonzalez. "We had two faculty members to an office, you have so many FTE, you had so many staff members.  All that's going away."  

Gonzalez made the remarks today during his spring address to the school.

He also provided updates to some CSUS projects. 

With the help of a City of Sacramento grant, the school will replace the toilets on campus.  That will help reduce water and sewage bills by up to two-thirds per toilet.

Planning for a new residence hall could be finished by spring.

The school's strategic plan could be finished this fall. 

Bob Moffitt

Sacramento Region Reporter

Bob reports on all things northern California and Nevada. His coverage of police technology, local athletes, and the environment has won a regional Associated Press and several Edward R. Murrow awards.   Read Full Bio 

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