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Budget Testimony 2004

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Testimony Presented To
The Senate Subcommittee on Education, Business, and Administration
The House Subcommittee on Education and Economic Development

By
Janet Dudley-Eshbach, President
February 2004

Salisbury University
Legislative Testimony Presented

to

The Senate Subcommittee on Education, Business, and Administration
February 17, 2004
and
The House Subcommittee on Education and Economic Development
February 19, 2004

By

Janet Dudley-Eshbach, Ph.D.
President


Good afternoon, Mr. Chairman and members of the Subcommittee.  I come before you today with concerns about public higher education in our state.  While there may be light at the end of the tunnel, there is still a gloomy economic road ahead of us, and the ability of Salisbury  University and all institutions of the University System of Maryland to provide quality and access relies in part upon the combined judgment and support provided by this Subcommittee.  Public higher education represents the state’s economic engine and the ladder of opportunity for its citizens. 

Today I will briefly highlight the many achievements of Salisbury University to demonstrate a model of affordable, efficient, quality education.  For most of my testimony, I will focus on issues and recommendations that I hope you will seriously consider as you debate appropriate levels of budgetary support for public higher education and Salisbury University in particular.