A Public Higher Education System Built to Last

As a member of the University of California Board of Regents and California State University Board of Trustees, the Lieutenant Governor has voted against every tuition increase and is working hard to ensure an affordable, accessible and high quality system of public higher education.

A consistent voice on the need to reimagine public higher education, Newsom authored the Report on the State of Higher Education in California, calling for a new direction that puts the state on track to educate and train a greater number of residents with higher levels of knowledge and skills.

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Press Releases

Statement on Free Speech at the University of California

Lt. Governor Newsom Votes Against UC Tuition Hike

Lt. Governor Newsom Outlines Zero-Tolerance Plan of Action to Counter Spike in Racism and Bullying at California Schools

Lt. Governor Newsom, Students Move to Safeguard Immigrant Students from Trump Deportation Threat

Lt. Governor Newsom on the Appointment of New California Community Colleges Chancellor

Statement on Tentative CSU Contract Agreement

Statement on the University of California's Threat to Increase Tuition Fees

Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, Committee for Economic Development Release Report on the State of Higher Education in California

Statement on University of California Nomination of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano as Next President

Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom Sends Letter to Joint Legislative Budget Committee Requesting Rejection of Proposed Changes to Cal Grants and Loan Assumption Programs (2.10.12)

Statement on Speaker Perez's Landmark Proposal to Make College More Accessible and Affordable (2.8.12)

Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom Sends Letter to CSU Chancellor Charles B. Reed and Chairman Herb Carter Requesting to Place Support Budget and Tuition Increases Back on Agenda (11.18.11)

Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom Calls for Open Meeting on CSU Budget and Fee Increase (11.16.11)

Newsom Announces Formation of a Working Group for the Future of Higher Education (9.2.11)

Statement on Additional Budget Cuts to Higher Education (6.15.11)