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Leading In Access, Value, Success

Oct. 9, 2013

Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs José L. Cruz contends that for the U.S. to remain competitive and true to its ideals of opportunity and social mobility, the nation’s actions should advance its missions, and values should drive efforts. He explores how Cal State Fullerton is following that path.

"Policymakers are increasingly demanding that colleges and universities change the way they operate. Who can blame them? Student loan debt has surpassed the $1 trillion mark and is now higher than auto and credit card debt. And persistently low degree completion rates, particularly among low-income students and students of color, have brought social mobility in America to a virtual halt."

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