I moonlight as a public radio producer for KALW, in San Francisco. This past Monday I invited Eric Forbes, Director of Enrollment Services for the California State University, and Bruce Poch, Vice President and Dean of Admissions at Pomona College, to come on the show to discuss the changing landscape of university admissions in California. (The same guy from the previous NY Times Q&A post.)
Mr. Forbes talked about how the state’s $800 million education shortfall is affecting both his school and the University of California. Mr. Poch painted a vividly different picture. The show is worth a listen for anyone trying to decide between a public or private education in California.
The takeaway: Cal needs to sell a lot of T-shirts to be financially viable again.