This is a difficult day for the University of Nebraska, our 53,000 students and the citizens we serve. The funding reductions recommended by the Governor have forced us to make painful decisions that will upend peoples’ lives, make it more difficult for us to educate the future workforce, and limit our ability to grow Nebraska’s economy at a time when a comprehensive plan for growth is what our state needs most.
We know state leaders are working hard to manage a difficult budget. We’re going to ask the Appropriations Committee and members of the Legislature to make a clear choice about their priorities and what kind of future they want for our children and grandchildren. My view is that the University of Nebraska, one of our state’s most powerful drivers of individual opportunity and economic growth, has to be part of the conversation. There’s never been a more important time to work together to build that future.
President, University of Nebraska