Governor John Hickenlooper to host town hall on campus Friday

Erin Krigger

Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper will host a town hall and governmental expo on campus Friday.

The town hall will occur at 1:30 p.m. in the Lory Student Center Grand Ballroom D on Friday, Oct. 21.

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Hickenlooper will be accompanied by his cabinet members for the town hall.

During the free public event, Hickenlooper and Lieutenant Governor Donna Lynne will deliver remarks. Cabinet members will follow the Governor with presentations on topics including higher education, transportation and the state budget.

The I-25 corridor, alternative transportation, state funding and tuition, scholarship funding, as well as short and long term budget predictions are among the topics expected to be covered. A question-and-answer session will follow Hickenlooper and Lynne’s remarks.

The state budget has been a topic of concern in recent CSU Board of Governors meetings. The amount of money the state allocates towards higher education will determine how much CSU will increase tuition next year, CSU President Tony Frank said during an interview with the Collegian.

The campus community and general public are invited to attend the free event, however, those interested in attending must pre-register online by Thursday, Oct. 20.

In addition, from 12-3:30 p.m. in the LSC Ballroom Lobby, informational booths with information on various departments within the governor’s administration will be set up for the public to stop by.

Collegian news reporter Erin Krigger can be reached news@collegian.com or on Twitter @littleekrig.