Nov 18, 2014 12:17 PM by News Staff
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown has appointed two new members to the University of California Board of Regents on the eve of what is expected to be a contentious vote over the university's plan to raise tuition.
Brown announced the appointments of Assembly Speaker Emeritus John A. Perez and Long Beach City College Superintendent-President Eloy Ortiz Oakley on Monday. He said both men have shown a deep commitment to the students of California.
The appointments comes as the regents are set to consider a tuition increase this week of as much as 5 percent in each of the next five years at each of the university system's 10 campuses. UC President Janet Napolitano says the increase is needed, as state support for the university system has dwindled.
The plan has received a cool reception from some state leaders.
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