Midwest City, Okla. – A delegation of 15 Rose State College students will join hundreds of other college students from across the state as they participate in Higher Ed day at the State Capitol tomorrow. These student leaders will meet with legislators as proponents of a flat budget for FY17, continuing the Complete College America initiative, maintaining a ban for guns on college campuses and keeping the Oklahoma’s Promise scholarship intact.
The most pressing issue facing the legislature is the budget and higher education is part of that discussion.
Carly Smith is treasurer of the Rose State College Student Senate and one of the students rallying at the capitol tomorrow. Carley said, “We, as students, are reading about the multiple budget cuts our campuses are facing and I think it’s really important that our legislators are reminded how important higher education is in the state of Oklahoma. Ideally, if we can affect change tomorrow, I’m hoping that we will motivate legislators to protect the state funding allocated to higher education.”
Carley is also looking forward to networking with other college students from across the state to brainstorm how they work together to better each individual campus and make higher education stronger in Oklahoma.
Photo cutline: Rose State students participating in Higher Ed day 2015 at the State Capitol.