Legislators successfully advocate for UC Riverside

Source: The Press-Enterprise

Much attention has been paid to the recent state audit of the University of California Office of the President. Throughout those discussions, there has remained a broad consensus about the University of California’s value to the state. During the recent legislative hearings on the new state budget, Assembly Budget Chair Phil Ting, D-San Francisco, stated the UC is “one of the best things the state has ever done in our history.”

That sentiment also rings true for the Riverside campus and its relationship to Inland Southern California. Since 1990, UCR nearly tripled student enrollment to approximately 23,000 students today. Altogether, we’ve brought more than 100,000 students to the region, many of whom have chosen to stay and work in Riverside and the surrounding areas.