The Chronicle of Higher Education
August 5th, 2015
Ken O’Donnell, an administrator in the California State University
system, says life without a statewide coordinating board "ain’t that
But that doesn’t mean some things aren’t lost without such an agency,
he says. And it doesn’t mean there won’t be a role for a coordinating
group in the future.
Mr. O’Donnell, senior director of student engagement and academic
initiatives and partnerships, spoke here on Tuesday at a meeting of the
State Higher Education Executive Officers. He delivered a frank
assessment of the California Postsecondary Education Commission, which
was eliminated by Gov. Jerry Brown in 2011, as an easy way to cut $2
million from a state budget reeling from the impact of the recession.