Ongoing higher education budget cuts called 'morally wrong,' 'not smart'
Continuing to cut funding for higher education is counterproductive to economic development in Oklahoma, the presidents of the state's two largest universities said Thursday.
They were among several college presidents who addressed the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education about the funding crisis facing their institutions.
Presidents said they are angry, frustrated and disheartened that higher education continues to fall short when it comes to state funding.
After listening to the presidents, the regents approved revised budgets for Oklahoma's 25 public colleges and universities to reflect the 9.5 percent cut in revenue from the original allocations approved in May.