CSUSM to Host Dialogue on College Opportunity and the Future of California, Nov. 5

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Media Contact: Margaret Lutz | mlutz@csusm.edu

California State University San Marcos (CSUSM) is hosting a briefing on the findings of California’s Economic Payoff, a new statewide report conducted by researchers at the Institute for the Study of Societal Issues at the University of California, Berkeley, and the Public Policy Institute of California's recent report, Defunding Higher Education on Monday, Nov. 5 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at The McMahan House.

Co-sponsored by CSUSM, the Parent Institute for Quality Education, the San Diego North Economic Development Council and the San Diego Regional Economic Development Corporation, the event is part of a six-city series of events organized by The Campaign for College Opportunity.

Featured guests include:
•  Dr. Karen Haynes, president, CSUSM
•  Dr. Henry Brady, Monroe Deutsch Professor of Political Science and dean, Goldman School of Public Policy at the University of California, Berkeley
•  Mark Cafferty, president & CEO, San Diego Regional Economic Development Corporation
•  Rick Gittings, interim CEO, San Diego North Economic Development Council
•  Dr. Hans Johnson, Bren Policy Fellow, Public Policy Institute of California
•  Michele Siqueiros, executive director, The Campaign for College Opportunity

What: California’s Economic Payoff: A Dialogue on College Opportunity and the Future of Our State, a briefing on the findings of California’s Economic Payoff, a new statewide report conducted by researchers at the Institute for the Study of Societal Issues at the University of California, Berkeley, and the Public Policy Institute of California's recent report, Defunding Higher Education.

When: Monday, Nov. 5 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.  Click here to RSVP.

Where: The McMahan House at California State University San Marcos (CSUSM)
333 S. Twin Oaks Valley Rd., San Marcos

Why: California's ongoing budget crisis has resulted in significant cuts to higher education, increases in student tuition and a reduction enrollment. Given the many priorities facing the state, researchers ask: what are the benefits of investing in higher education and are they paying off for Californians?

About California State University San Marcos
California State University San Marcos combines the ambiance of a mid-sized, personal, modern campus with the unequaled value of the California State University. Since its founding in 1989, the campus has distinguished itself. Students benefit from the latest facilities and equipment, a superb faculty that enjoys teaching, and a rigorous academic program that prepares students for a successful life in and out of the workplace. A recent survey reported that our annual spending in the region was $161 million, generating a total impact of $307 million on the regional economy. Eighty-five percent of CSUSM’s alumni stay in the region. CSU San Marcos is located on a 304-acre hillside overlooking the city of San Marcos. It is fifteen miles east of the ocean; just thirty miles north of downtown San Diego.