A Public Higher Education System Built to Last

As a member of the University of California Board of Regents and California State University Board of Trustees, the Lieutenant Governor has voted against every tuition increase and is working hard to ensure an affordable, accessible and high quality system of public higher education.


A consistent voice on the need to reimagine public higher education, Newsom authored the Report on the State of Higher Education in California, calling for a new direction that puts the state on track to educate and train a greater number of residents with higher levels of knowledge and skills.




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Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom calls on California County Superintendents to support public school students in the National School Walkout
(3-12-18)


National School Walkout: Newsom calls on California colleges and universities to support students in gun violence protest
(3-1-18)


Tuition Fees: Newsom statement ahead of University of California vote
(1-24-18)


STATEMENT: Lt. Governor Newsom on UC Regents' DACA lawsuit
(9-8-17)


Lt. Governor Newsom calls for reversal of Tuition Hikes in light of hidden UC funds
(4-25-17)


Statement on Free Speech at the University of California
(2-2-17)


Lt. Governor Newsom Votes Against UC Tuition Hike
(1-26-17)


Lt. Governor Newsom Outlines Zero-Tolerance Plan of Action to Counter Spike in Racism and Bullying at California Schools
(11-21-16)


Lt. Governor Newsom, Students Move to Safeguard Immigrant Students from Trump Deportation Threat
(11-17-16)


Lt. Governor Newsom on the Appointment of New California Community Colleges Chancellor
(7-18-16)


Statement on Tentative CSU Contract Agreement
(4-7-16)


Statement on the University of California's Threat to Increase Tuition Fees
(11-6-14)


Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, Committee for Economic Development Release Report on the State of Higher Education in California
(11-26-13)


Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom's statement on the Governor's budget proposal
(1-10-13)


Lt. Gov Gavin Newsom Sends Letter to Joint Legislative Budget Committee Requesting Rejection of Proposed Changes to Cal Grants and Loan Assumption Programs
(2-10-12)


Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom's Statement on Speaker Perez' Landmark Proposal to Make College More Accessible and Affordable
(2-8-12)


Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom Sends Letter to CSU Chancellor Charles B. Reed and Chairman Herb Carter Requesting to Place Support Budget and Tuition Increases Back on Agenda
(11-18-11)


Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom Calls for Open Meeting on CSU Budget and Fee Increase
(11-16-11)


Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom's Statement on California State University's Proposed Budget
(11-16-11)


Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom's Statement on Additional Budget Cuts to Higher Education
(6-15-11)




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