The following statement can be attributed to Timothy P. White:

"We are appreciative of the Governor's commitment to investing in public higher education and the additional funding proposed will help address some of the California State University's priorities. The university is committed to improving student achievement with a focus on Graduation Initiative 2025, which will eliminate the achievement gap and help address California's looming shortfall of one million baccalaureate degree-educated citizens over the next 10 years. While student completion has reached all-time highs and continues to increase, we will review all options to ensure that we are able to maintain that momentum."