Protests took place throughout the 23-campus California State University system on Wednesday. Many students and faculty at Sacramento State feel executives aren’t taking their fair share of state budget cuts.
Students and faculty at Sacramento State called for CSU
Chancellor Charles Reed to step down during a rally in the library
quad. Yeimi Lopez is a fourth year student at Sacramento
State who helped organize the protest.
YEIMI LOPEZ: "We're having to pay 10 percent more every
semester, but it doesn't make sense that we still can't get the
classes that we need to graduate on time."
Erik Fallis with Chancellor Reed's Office says the office is
cutting its operating budget by 14 percent to coincide with the 10
percent fee increase.
ERIK FALLIS: "And even though the chancellor's office
operation of our entire office is only two percent of the entire
CSU budget it was important that we take a share of that cut so we
could reduce the impact of that cut on our campuses."
Students ended the rally by marching through Sacramento
State's administrative building chanting "no more