Ross to testify for state funding Thursday
The State Senate Subcommittee on Higher Education will hear testimony from President George Ross 1:30 p.m. Thursday in Charles V. Park Library.
The hearing will be the first in the 2015-2016 state budget process. Last week, Gov. Rick Snyder unveiled his proposed budget, which includes an additional $28 million for Michigan's 15 public universities. The proposal includes a three percent partial restoration of funding for CMU.
This would be the fourth consecutive year of increased funding for higher education in Michigan, coming after three straight years of funding decreases.
Wayne State University and the Michigan State University Cooperative Extension Service also are scheduled to testify.
President Ross will incorporate comments from two students and a faculty member in his testimony about CMU's contributions to the state. The subcommittee has set aside 20 minutes for each university to testify.