Statement from SHEEO President Robert Anderson, Ph.D., on President-elect Biden’s Proposed COVID-19 Relief Package

President-elect Biden’s American Rescue Plan is a bold, necessary step to address the immediate public health and economic emergencies. It recognizes the pandemic’s financial toll on students and institutions of higher education and its role in exacerbating longstanding inequities in our educational systems. The aid to state, local, and territorial governments is a welcome relief that will help mitigate further state budget cuts to public colleges and universities. We look forward to working with the new administration to champion additional state aid for higher education to help stabilize campus budgets and advance state educational goals during this challenging time.