Governor Chafee to Highlight Proposed Support for Higher Education

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Providence, R.I. – March 9, 2011 – Governor Lincoln D. Chafee will travel across the state today, Wednesday, March 9, to highlight his proposed budget’s support for education – including full funding for the new Funding Formula for aid to education and a $10 million increase in funding for higher education.

This afternoon, Governor Chafee will hold a press conference at the University of Rhode Island’s Alumni Center to discuss his proposed budget’s $10 million increase in higher education funding. Governor Chafee will be joined by Lorne A. Adrain, his nominee to Chair the Board of Governors for Higher Education; Nancy Carriuolo, President of Rhode Island College; Ray M. Di Pasquale, President of the Community College of Rhode Island; and David M. Dooley, President of the University of Rhode Island.

What: Press Conference Highlighting Increase in State Funding for Higher Education

When: Wednesday, March 9, 2011 @ 2 p.m.

Where URI Alumni Center Lounge, 73 Upper College Road, Kingston

Who: Governor Chafee; Lorne Adrain; Presidents Carriuolo, Di Pasquale, and Dooley

Christian Vareika

Communications Office of Governor Lincoln Chafee

State House Room 109

401-222-8134 (office)

401-345-8287 (cell)