01 May 2014

My letter to the AZ Legislature RE funding allocations for higher education

Thank you for your support of funding allocations to support higher education in Arizona.

I appreciate the following funding allocations:

*An allocation of $21.5 million for the parity close-out, which will help end per-student funding inequities among the three state universities.

*An allocation of $2 million in new funding that will be added to ASU’s baseline appropriation.

*An allocation of $3 million for capital programs at ASU, the University of Arizona, and Northern Arizona University. These funds will assist with some critical infrastructure needs on all three campuses.

I deeply appreciate the work of the Arizona Legislature to craft a budget that provides critical support for higher education statewide, and Arizona State University in particular.