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Statewide Higher Education Commission to Meet at California State University, Fresno on October 16, 2000

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California Postsecondary Education Commission
1303 J Street, Suite 500
Sacramento, California 95814-2938

October 11, 2000 - Sacramento -The Postsecondary Education Commission, California's higher education planning and coordinating agency, will hold a public meeting at the California State University, Fresno on Monday, October 16 starting at 8:00 am. This is the first time that the Commission has held one of its public meetings in the Central Valley region of California. CSU Fresno President John D. Welty will address the group at the opening of the meeting in the Board of Directors/Whitten Conference Room of the Smittcamp Alumni House.

Among other business, the 16-member Commission will receive a briefing about the Science and Mathematics Pre-service Partnership Program at CSU Fresno, according to Warren H. Fox, Commission Executive Director.

Fox said the Commission will also discuss the proposal to build a new State University campus in Ventura county, hear an evaluation of the supply and demand for education doctorates, and examine new information about state education funding and student outcomes. (Note: The Commission includes two Central Valley residents, farm owner Carol Chandler who received a gubernatorial appointment in 1998 and Roger Schrimp of Modesto who represents the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges. A full list of commissioners and a complete meeting agenda is attached. Both are also available on the Internet at Guillermo Rodriguez, Jr. is the current commission chair.)

The Postsecondary Education Commission is comprised of nine members appointed by the Governor and the Legislature who represent the general public, five who represent the major systems of California education (the California Community Colleges, the California State University, the University of California, the independent colleges and universities, and the State Board of Education), and two student representatives who are also appointed by the Governor. The Commission holds six public meetings each year.

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