Sac State, City Reach "Historic" Agreement
Sac State President Alexander Gonzalez
Sacramento State and the city of Sacramento say they’ve begun an “unprecedented partnership” to benefit the city, the university and the region. It focuses on helping the university grow and shaping the region’s future workforce.
Thursday, August 28, 2008
Both sides called the “memorandum of understanding” signed Thursday a historic step. Sacramento city manager Ray Kerridge says the city and the university must become one.
Kerridge: “What we need to do is to make sure that our universities are providing the types of degrees that are gonna be required for future economies.”
As in teachers, health care professionals and experts in green technology and biotech. Sac State President Alexander Gonzalez says over the next couple of years, the university will start to revamp its classes and degrees to meet the city’s goals.
Gonzalez: “If you look throughout the workforce for the city, we play a significant role in not only the city’s development but the workforce’s as well.”
The agreement also calls for the city to help the university grow intelligently and to create service learning and internship opportunities for Sac State students.