FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, January 29, 2019
CONTACT: Danna Stapleton
Phone: (916) 445-8994
Lieutenant Governor Kounalakis to visit All CSU and UC Campuses
Statewide Tour Planned to Engage with Students, Faculty, and Communities
SACRAMENTO, CA – Lieutenant Governor Eleni Kounalakis announced today that she will begin a statewide tour beginning February 1st to visit all 23 California State Universities (CSU) and ten University of California (UC) campuses.
Lt. Governor Kounalakis will meet with student organizations, faculty, educators and other community groups at each campus to hear first-hand the issues that our institutions continually face in building out capacity.
The statewide tour will begin with visits to CSU San Marcos and San Diego State University (SDSU) in San Diego County and UC Berkeley in Alameda County. The tour will continue throughout the state, spanning from Humboldt to San Diego, during the following months.
According to Lt. Governor Kounalakis, “This tour is an opportunity for the communities at each campus to provide input on the future of these institutions in shaping our future workforce.”
Governor Newsom’s proposed 2019-20 budget lays the groundwork toward affordable and accessible public college education. This statewide tour will allow Lt. Governor Kounalakis to build on this foundation.
“We have a new starting point, one of the largest proposed investments into higher education in recent history. Now is the time to engage and listen, and then begin the real work in building out capacity to make public higher education more accessible to California students.” said Lt. Governor Kounalakis.
The start of Lt. Governor Kounalakis’ statewide tour is as follows:
February 1, 2019
- CSU San Marcos
San Marcos, CA
San Diego, CA
February 15, 2019
- UC Berkeley
Visit the Lt. Governor’s website for future dates of the statewide listening tour of CSU and UC campuses. If you are a member of the Press, and would like to attend one of Lt. Governor’s stops, please contact the Press Office.