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Advisory board responds to tough times

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Students could see a hike in tuition costs

By Kirsten Laskey

Hard times are upon higher education. At UNM-LA, this fact is being felt at full force. The two mil levy ballot question was defeated by voters in February; the state is proposing cutting 3.5 percent of its funding for higher education while considering asking two-year colleges and universities to raise their tuitions 9 percent and four-year college would raise tuitions 5 percent.

During the UNM-LA Advisory Board meeting Monday night, UNM-LA Executive Director Dr. Cedric Page said the proposed tuition increase is higher for two-year institutions than four-year colleges and universities because community colleges and branch campuses traditionally have lower tuitions. State Legislature, he said, was trying to keep things balanced.

Rather than running for the hills, the UNM-LA

advisory board is not going any where. Board members Marie Chiravalle, Ron Dolin and Micheline Devaurs discussed how to respond to these challenges.

What they decided is needed is more communication with the public.

“We don’t have anyone to go to,” Chiravalle said. “We don’t have a campus pool to go to; we don’t have community pool to go to. We’re going to need that.”


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