ED-93-2-Funding Higher Education Equitably Statewide

WHEREAS State budget difficulties have led to drastic budget cuts to colleges and universities throughout Colorado in recent years; and

WHEREAS CLUB 20 continues to believe strongly in the importance to the West Slope economy of Colorado Mesa University, Western State Colorado University, Fort Lewis College, Colorado Mountain College, and Colorado Northwestern Community College; and

WHEREAS the Colorado Commission of Higher Education (CCHE)  master plan outlines statewide goals for education attainment, students success, closing the attainment gap with underserved populations and developing financial resources to fund  Colorado’s  decentralized system of higher education; and

WHEREAS Western Colorado’s higher education institutions, including community colleges, play an important role in providing an educated workforce; and

WHEREAS previous funding methodologies for colleges and universities have failed to account for CCHE master plan goals and other factors crucial to Western Colorado colleges and universities such as enrollment growth and student demographics

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that CLUB 20 insists that future funding mechanisms for Colorado colleges and universities recognize the unique role and mission of each institution while seeking to achieve the goals contained in the CCHE master plan, namely to educate as many Coloradoans as possible.

 

Adopted 3/5/1993

Amended 4/ 3/2009

Amended 3/28/2014