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Nancy Pelosi to give Commencement keynote speech

Congresswoman and Speaker of the House is pictured wearing a dark pink suit jacket and white shell; the Washington Monument can be seen in the background.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi will be the keynote speaker at San Francisco State University’s 118th Commencement on Tuesday, May 28.

Speaker Pelosi will address the more than 8,500 undergraduate and graduate students receiving their degrees as well as an expected 30,000 guests. The graduation ceremony will be held at San Francisco’s Oracle Park (formerly AT&T Park) for the fifth year in a row.

Read the full story at our news website.


Governor’s Revised Higher Education Budget for CSU

Governor Newsom released his “May Revise” budget proposal May 9, 2019. The budget revision includes some increases to specific programs. The base operational funding remained the same as what was included in the Governor’s January budget proposal - $300 million in additional base operational funding for CSU, + $264 million in one-time funding.

The full CSU funding request for 2019/2020 is $456 million, above base.

Budget negotiations will intensify now through the June 15 legislative budget deadline.

Proposed Funding Breakdown

  • $300 million in ongoing funding for mandatory costs, compensation, enrollment growth and the Graduation Initiative.
  • $264 million in one-time funding for deferred maintenance, an increase from January.
  • $15 million on one-time funding, plus $6.5 million in ongoing funding for Housing insecure, a major increase from January.
  • $750K in ongoing funding for Project Rebound, in addition to the $250K proposed in January, bringing it to $1 million in ongoing funding.