President Cole Testifies at State Senate Budget Hearing

President Susan A. Cole testified to the New Jersey State Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee on the proposed state budget and its impact on higher education in New Jersey, at the public hearing held at Montclair State on March 24, 2009.

“As you are all aware, the Governor’s proposed budget once again cuts appropriation to the state’s public colleges and universities,” President Cole said in her testimony. “I assure you that we have become adept at adapting to declining state appropriations. The real question before us is: what are this state’s long term intentions in regard to safeguarding public higher education as a viable option for the people of New Jersey?”

The full text of President Cole’s testimony is available at Office of the President.