Those testifying included Grant Schoonover, interim director of the University of Oregon’s PathwayOregon program, which bundles institutional, state, and federal aid and combines it with mentoring programs to provide deserving Pell-Grant-eligible students with an fully-funded higher education. Schoonover was joined by two current students in the PathwayOregon program. The UO has identified PathwayOregon as one area of increased investment should the state increase funding.
The legislature will hold another day for public testimony on the budget for public universities next Wednesday, April 22. For more information, please contact Nate Stice at firstname.lastname@example.org. Additionally, UO Advocates have started a campaign to ask the legislature to reinvest in public universities. To learn more, click here: http://bit.ly/1OngybB