Firm reinvestment in higher education a “critical component of a thriving Illinois”
(Charleston, IL) – Today, Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker office outlined his Fiscal Year 2024 budget proposal, and the higher education component of the plan is receiving high praise from leaders at Eastern Illinois University.
“Today’s budget proposal is a win for Illinois, for Illinois higher education, and the Illinois economy,” said EIU President Dr. David Glassman. “We applaud the Governor’s Office and IBHE for their unwavering commitment to higher education across the State. Today’s proposal increases student and family access to higher education, provides critical institutional and programmatic supports, creates high-impact incentives for Illinois graduates to work in and contribute to the Illinois economy, and continues to supply Illinois with skilled workers across critical industries like healthcare, K-12 education, and information technology—including public service professionals like first responders and mental health specialists.”
Specific to higher education, the Governor’s budget proposal includes the following:
“Today’s proposal recognizes higher education as a critical component of a thriving Illinois,” Glassman added. “This historic investment in Illinois higher education will further support our students and reinforce shared economic interests and initiatives across the State.”