By Jeff Dunn, Chair
As the budget crisis continues to evolve at the state capitol, our regional universities are being asked to revise our budgets to comply with the latest rounds of cuts. While our universities strive to provide the same excellent curriculum and instruction to the more than 40,000 students that attend regional universities throughout the state, each university will have to develop its own innovative strategy to minimize the effects felt by its staff, faculty and students. The regents commend the tremendous efforts that all of our universities have made thus far to preserve affordable, quality education amidst increasing costs and growing budget cuts. We're confident that, together, we can learn from one another, confront the challenges that lie ahead and prevail as the beacons of opportunity and hope for a better tomorrow that our students and our state need during this difficult time.