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What the next lieutenant governor must do


By Lande Ajose and Monica Lozano

As voters weigh the issues on Tuesday’s ballot, higher education in California should rank high on the list.

No system is more connected to economic opportunity and mobility than higher education. That’s why the next lieutenant governor can be so important to our state’s 2 million students, their families and the millions of Californians for whom college is only a dream.

The lieutenant governor serves as a University of California regent, a trustee of the California State University, and the chair of the Commission for Economic Development. She or he will be well-positioned to deeply influence higher education policy and workforce outcomes at a time when California needs it most.

Read the full op-ed at CALmatters.