CFA statement on Gov. Brown’s 2016/17 Budget Plan

January 7, 2016—The following statement may be attributed to Jennifer Eagan, President of the California Faculty Association. Dr. Eagan is a professor of Philosophy and Public Affairs & Administration at California State University, East Bay.

We are pleased that Gov. Brown continues to reinvest in public higher education by including an increase in his state budget proposal for the California State University.

While we appreciate this investment, we also know that in order to meet the needs of thousands of California students clamoring to enroll in the CSU, even more resources will be needed.

CFA intends to work closely with our allies in the legislature and with the governor not only to increase the resources invested in the CSU, but also to ensure that tuition and tax dollars are spent on the university’s core mission—teaching—rather than on increasing the size and salaries of the university’s administration.

In coming days we will provide a more detailed response to the governor’s proposed budget for the CSU.

ABOUT THE CALIFORNIA FACULTY ASSOCIATION: CFA represents the more than 26,000 tenured and tenure-track instructional faculty, lecturers, librarians, counselors, and coaches on the 23 campuses of the California State University system, from Humboldt State in the north to San Diego State in the south.


Contacts: Lisa Cohen 310-395-2544‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬, Alice Sunshine 510-384-1967‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬, Niesha Gates 916-281-8785‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬