State Relations

February 2, 2012

Washington presidents discuss higher education funding at public forum

On Wednesday night presidents of Washington’s six public colleges and universities gathered to discuss funding for higher education.  Among the concerns expressed by the presidents was the ability to retain faculty and providing access to low and middle-income students.  Business leaders from REI, Boeing and Microsoft also spoke about their concern about the future of Washington’s workforce – if the state does not have the capacity to educate its citizens, companies may be forced to search elsewhere for educated workers.

Video of the forum is available from TVW.