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UC Regents chair calls for long-term state support

UC Board of Regents Chairman Russell Gould is calling on California lawmakers to find the political will to make support for the University of California a priority.

Gould, a former director of the state Department of Finance, concludes two years as chair of the Board of Regents on June 30. In a video message released June 13, he reflected on the role UC plays in California’s economy and the importance of state financial support to sustain the university as an engine of opportunity.

“I think everyone who has seen California grow recognizes that the University of California has been the vehicle for growth and opportunity for so many people,” he said. “And so while people are constrained and are struggling through their own tough times, they want that opportunity to be available for young people.”

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