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Forum: Equity in California Higher Education

CFA hosted a forum, “Equity in California Higher Education: Where We Were, Where We Are, and a Pathway to Free Higher Education,” on Feb. 23, 2017. 

The forum included a panel discussion on trends within the California State University and the impact on students and Californians.

Panelists included: 

  • Assemblymember Jose Medina, Chair of the Assembly Higher Education Committee
  • Assemblymember Phil Ting, Chair of the Assembly Budget Committee
  • Melina Abdullah, Professor and Chair of Pan-African Studies at Cal State LA, Black Lives Matter lead/organizer
  • Margarita Berta-Ávila, Professor of Education at Sacramento State University
  • Alma Hernández, Executive Director of SEIU California
  • Robert Shireman, Senior Fellow at The Century Foundation

The discussion was led by CSU San Bernardino Professor Emeritus Susan Meisenhelder.

Click here to view biographies of the panelists.