This is an unsettling and unpredictable time for all. This health crisis is unprecedented in our lifetimes, and it seems to change by the hour.
The Board has come to realize that perhaps we put too much emphasis on student proficiency and not enough on growth.
After a tuition freeze, now what? How do we maintain, but also improve the financial standing of our institutions?
As a Board, our No. 1 priority is holding down tuition costs while still providing quality education and support students need to stay on campus and graduate.
Connecting education to careers is critical to the economic competitiveness of the state.
It’s time to encourage students, particularly in the 11th and 12th grade, to explore options and discover that further education and a promising career is within reach.
University presidents have agreed to a unified vision and shared mission.
Board priorities for CTE include improving access, creating more capacity for more students and better career placement after graduation.
As Board President, I will not make excuses for comments that disparage individuals, schools or communities. Critical discussions do need to take place in executive session in order to protect student privacy as required by state and federal law.
We are working to connect current and future workers to state resources and worthwhile career pathways that benefit our citizens, our employers and our state.