Budget in higher education discussion to be held

Caitlin Restelli

Gregory Jarvie, vice president of Enrollment Management and Student Affairs, will speak at the Undergraduate Student Government public meeting March 9 at 5 p.m. in the Governance Chambers of the Student Center regarding the budget in higher education.

The meeting is open to anyone interested in learning more about the possible changes in higher education that will occur for the next academic year.

“I want to take the temperature of the students of where we’re at. It’s important in my position to hear from people,” Jarvie said. “I don’t think that we, as the university, do a good enough job of having those conversations informing students.”

Jarvie said he does not have a lot of information regarding set decisions yet, but he will touch on why tuition will rise and what services will be affected if subsidies are cut as well as the proposal of the Pell Grant elimination.

The meeting will be more of a discussion between Jarvie and the students instead of a lecture because he said he wants to talk about the future and see where everyone stands.

“I want to kind of understand where students are at, how students are affected, so that I can speak a little more intelligently when talking to state leaders,” Jarvie said.

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