UC Tuition Hikes Needs to be Reversed says Assemblyman Kevin Kiley

by Placerville Newswire / Apr 27, 2017 / comments

[William Kolkey. Statement issued in response to the findings of the audit of the UC Office of the President.]

Assemblyman Kevin Kiley:

Earlier this year my colleagues and I called on the UC Board of Regents to delay any tuition increase until at least the spring, when the State Auditor was due to release its report on the finances of the UC Office of the President. We felt that the Auditor’s conclusions deserved consideration before any action was taken that would increase student debt and limit access to higher education.” Kiley said. “We were disappointed when the Board chose to raise tuition anyway, and are even more disappointed with the recent findings of the State Auditor, including that the UC Office of the President has concealed at least $175 million in reserves and has provided salaries and benefits far greater than what is typical for state employees. The most recent tuition hike should be reversed, and the Auditor’s cost-saving recommendations must be implemented to ensure that a UC education remains affordable.

Assemblyman Kiley is a member of the Higher Education Committee, and represents the 6th Assembly District, which includes parts of El Dorado, Sacramento, and Placer counties.