This past weekend the Spokesman-Review published an op-ed piece co-written by Washington State University Spokane chancellor Lisa Brown and Eastern Washington University president Mary Cullinan. The article showcases the benefits of better funding higher education, especially for the Inland Northwest region that needs educational opportunities and graduates in high-demand fields to meet up with the demand of the growing population.
As legislators approach the end of this year’s 2015 legislative session they will tackle the issue of how best to enhance affordability of higher education while still preserving educational quality and enhancing access to high demand degrees. Brown and Cullinan stress the positive influence higher education has on Eastern Washington’s economic growth, too.
You can read the full article here.