When the California State University system did a campus-by-campus economic impact study in 2010, it showed that more than $97 million of the earnings by Cal State Monterey Bay alumni are attributable to their degrees.
The report said those earnings create an additional $391 million of economic activity throughout the state.
Of course, four years and four ever-larger graduating classes later, both those numbers would be far higher.
I would like to welcome all of you in our audience today as we begin the 2014-15 academic year.
This is an exciting time, because of the students who are beginning their college careers and those who are returning and because of the great possibilities that lie ahead of us here at Cal State Monterey Bay.