Kulongoski Meets with OSU Students

Governor Kulongoski met with Oregon State University students April 7 to discuss their concerns and ask for their support.

As the Corvallis Gazette-Times reported:

Gov. Ted Kulongoski visited Oregon State University on Friday and heard concerns from students about financial aid, student child care, high tuition and book costs and crushing debt that faces many college graduates.


Joel Fischer, director of state affairs for ASOSU, said he was surprised by how much Kulongoski made higher education a priority issue.

The governor said colleges and universities are key in creating highly educated and highly skilled workers, which will keep the state’s economy strong.

“This needs to be the No. 1 priority for the nation is to actually invest in education,” he said.

But post-secondary institutions need to be focused on, too, not just K-12 schools, which usually get all the attention and funding, Kulongoski said.

“Understand, you have to invest in the whole continuum,” he added.

Read the full story here.

Posted on April 8, 2006
Benton, Education, Front Page News