Statement by Chancellor Matthew Goldstein On Governor Cuomo’s Proposal for Community College Funding

“I commend the governor for prioritizing the essential role of New York’s community colleges in strengthening the state’s economy and preparing a skilled workforce. The introduction of a performance-based enhancement above and beyond base-aid funding has tremendous potential for incentivizing important links between community colleges and employers throughout the state. Today’s announcement also sends a powerful signal to students and families that New York’s community colleges will continue to serve as an indispensable vehicle to educational advancement, economic mobility, and career growth.”