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Support for The California State Student Association

RESOLUTION No. 2007-08-05

AUTHORED BY:    Rachel R. Rodriguez- CSSA Representative

                        Jesse M. Hughes- All University Representative

SIGNED BY:        Tiffany Newton- CAHSS Representative

                        Jesse M. Hughes- All University Representative

REFERED TO:      AS COUNCIL

                        ACTION SCHEDULED: 3-12-2008

Subject:              Support for The California State Student Association’s March for Higher Education on April 21, 2008 in Sacramento REVISED

1.)              WHEREAS,      The Associated Students of Humboldt State University (HSU) have been entrusted to represent and fight in the best interests of our constituents, the7,773 students                   which make up our campus community; and

2.)              WHEREAS,        It is in the mission of the Associated Students to educate students on those issues that impact them, and advocate for the student perspective to the ‘appropriate parties,’                          which include the university administration, the local community, and the State of California; and,

3.)              WHEREAS,        The California State Student Association has a long standing history of representing our students on statewide issues; and,

4.)              WHEREAS,        State executive and legislative decisions have cut the California State University system budget by 312.9 million dollars; and,

5.)              WHEREAS,        The reduction to the CSU budget has the potential to drastically affect the affordability, accessibility, and quality of education for the CSU system as a whole, which                                   includes students throughout the state of California, from continuing CSU students, transfer students from community colleges, high school graduates and all residents of                                   California; and,

6.)              WHEREAS,        The CSU system produces high numbers of educated workers who contribute directly to the economic prosperity of California, the fifth largest economy in the world;                                and,

7.)              WHEREAS,        The California State Student Association is organizing a student march for higher education on April 21, 2008, in opposition to the states decision to cut the CSU budget                                       and is inviting all phases of the higher education system of California to participate; and,

8.)              WHEREAS,        The purpose of the march is to ask the state legislators, the governor, and the public at large to invest in our future, and that of California’s and to motivate the afore                                   mentioned, to more fully support the CSU system, hence California’s economic prosperity via higher education and provide the higher education systems, specifically                                 the CSU system with an increase in funding or by re-examining the decision to decrease the CSU budget and, be it further,

9.)              RESOLVED,      The Associated Students of Humboldt State University fully support any and all efforts by the California State Student Association to advocate for     students, and be it                                   further:

10.)            RESOLVED,      The Associated Students of Humboldt State wish to provide the means for our students to be fully represented at the march; and be it finally:

11.)            RESOLVED,      This resolution shall be sent to, but not limited to: CSU Chancellor Reed, all members of the Board of Trustees; HSU President, Rollin Richmond; Vice President of                                 Student Affairs, Steven Butler; Vice President of Academic Affairs, Bob Snyder; the Academic Senate; all local and state media outlets; and all CSU Associated                                             Students.