Community college funding holds steady in governor's budget proposal

CHEYENNE — In terms of funding, the last decade has been a tough one for Wyoming’s community colleges.

Since the 2011-12 biennium, community colleges have lost $53.8 million in funding when adjusting for inflation, according to a report presented by community college representatives during a meeting of the Legislature’s Joint Education Interim Committee last month.

During the meeting, Northwest College President Stefani Hicswa said community colleges act as an economic engine for the state, developing and training citizens to meet local needs.

“Unfortunately, because of the budget reductions t...


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