A Resolution of the California State University Long Beach Alumni Association in Support of Proposition 30 on the State of California November, 2012, Ballot
Whereas it is a significant part of the mission of the CSULB Alumni Association to educate alumni, friends, students, faculty and staff on issues impacting the University,
Whereas recent reductions in state funding have resulted in a loss of $750 million to the CSU,
Whereas these reductions have resulted in turning away tens of thousands of qualified students,
Whereas the CSU plays a vital role in providing the state economy with a highly-educated work force by awarding nearly half of all the bachelor’s degrees in California and whereas such a workforce is essential to the economic future of our state,
Whereas numerous state and national reports call for reinvesting in higher education to ensure we have the educated workforce we will need going forward,
Whereas the Governor has indicated the CSU would suffer an additional $250 million budget reduction should Proposition 30 fail, resulting in even more students being turned away at the University’s doors and bringing the total drop in state funding to the CSU to nearly $1.2 billion or nearly 40% in the last five years,
Whereas Proposition 30 would allow the state to continue to invest in our K-12 schools, community colleges and universities,
Whereas the CSU Board of Trustees has passed a resolution in support of Proposition 30,
Now, therefore, be it resolved that the California State University Long Beach Alumni Association supports Proposition 30, The Schools and Local Public Safety Protection Act of 2012.
Approved by: CSULB Alumni Association Board of Directors
President Jerry Galbreath ‘62
Date: September 11, 2012
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Following the graduation of the first class from what was then Long Beach State College, an Alumni Association was formed in the fall of 1951. The CSULB Alumni Association was created to assist and advance the alumni in the pursuit of excellence, continue the friendships formed in the university, build strong and mutually beneficial ties between the university and its diverse alumni, promote goodwill in the community and create a dynamic alumni program that will stimulate interest, build loyalty, increase involvement and generate support for the university.
The board of directors are dedicated volunteers who oversee the programs of the Alumni Association and serve as ambassadors for the University.
The Alumni Association is supported by professional staff who are employees of the university. The staff serves as the university liaison to execute its policies and programs, and advises directors on how to work best with the university for the mutual benefit of all.