CDU Receives $7.5 Million Appropriation From California Legislature

Monday, July 1, 2019

A road trip to Sacramento and testimony before the Senate Budget Committee on May 9, 2019, by CDU leadership and seven students and alums produced a $7.5 million one-time appropriation for the University. Of the allocation, $5 million is earmarked for enrollment growth and student support services and $2.5 million for academic facilities upgrades.

“Our team made the case that CDU is a good investment for the state, especially with California facing a shortage of physicians and other health care professionals,” said University President/CEO Dr. David M. Carlisle. “The legislature agreed, and we are very grateful for their allocation.

“We’d like to thank specifically Senator Holly Mitchell (D-30), Senator Steven Bradford (D-35) and Assemblyman Mike Gipson (D-64) for their efforts. They’ve all been long-time supporters of the University, and we appreciate their help. Thanks, also, to Senator Richard Roth (D-31), Chair of the Senate Budget Subcommittee No. 1 on Education, before whom our team spoke. He was highly complementary of CDU.