BY ALISE RODERER
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM
TRENTON – Legislation sponsored by Senators Sandra Bolden Cunningham and Nellie Pou that would ensure the state is taking a strategic approach in developing our higher education priorities was approved today by the Senate Higher Education Committee.
“A strong and forward-thinking higher education plan is imperative for our long-term goals of a well-educated, well-trained workforce and a strong economy,” said Senator Cunningham, D-Hudson, Chair of the Senate Higher Education Committee. “Mapping out how we will provide post-secondary education to our citizens is at the heart of smart planning and preparation for growth of our higher education system and our state, yet this important function of the higher education secretary has not been fulfilled. We most prioritize this important planning process to create a higher education system that continues to grow as the 21st century develops.”
The bill, S-2165, would direct the Secretary of Higher Education to adopt a comprehensive master plan for higher education in New Jersey.