APSCUF President Dr. Jamie Martin discussed faculty retirements, consolidation and state funding on an episode of “Pennsylvania Newsmakers” recorded this month.

“The solution is appropriate levels of funding for our students and for our universities,” she told host Dr. G. Terry Madonna, a past APSCUF president. “It becomes an issue of, ‘Are we going to value this?’ Do we care about our young students, especially those who are first-generation, maybe from middle- to lower-income families and from underrepresented groups? Do we care about their opportunities as they’re moving into higher education or not? So, it is a matter of funding, and without that, we’re probably going to see additional kinds of cuts and a lack of opportunities.”

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