Georgia Chancellor Sonny Perdue Speaks on DEI and $66M Budget Cuts – WABE

Chancellor of Georgia’s university system, Sonny Perdue, says Georgia is committed to investing in education and he is confident that funds recently cut from its system will be restored.

“Most people understand that higher education is the ticket to a transformative lifestyle,” said the longtime politician, who now heads 26 public colleges and universities that are part of the University System of Georgia (USG).

Recently, Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp signed a tax exemption and state budget that cut USG’s funding by $66 million.

In Tuesday’s Closer Look, Perdue explained how each USG school is funded and why he thinks government funds are going back to the USG.

“The economic development successes that we’ve seen over the past several years, I believe, are directly related to the investments we’ve made in the skills, knowledge and talent base,” said Perdue.

During the call, Perdue also discussed a recent letter he received from Lieutenant Governor Burt Jones questioning DEI funding to Georgia institutions.