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News Posted on May 7, 2013

Ron Erickson '74 Publishes Op-ed on State Funding and University Tuition in Seattle Times

Ron Erickson '74, a member of the Board of Trustees of Central Washington University, has published on op-ed in The Seattle Times on the relationship between dwindling state support for public universities and rising student fees.  Erickson writes that the solvency of Washington state's popular pre-paid tuition program, Guaranteed Education Tuition (GET), relies on the ability to anticipate increases in tuition, which must be tied to a clear understanding of how dwindling state support, not inflation, has driven the increases.

Erickson, who received his bachelor's degree in history from Central Washington University before going on to achieve a master's degree from the University of Wyoming and his JD from King Hall, has worked as a manager, attorney, and senior level executive for more than 35 years.  He has served as chairman and CEO of the eCharge Corporation, an Internet-based transaction processing company and was a co-founder, chairman, and CEO of GlobalTel Resources, a telecommunications networking company. He is currently a founder and chairman of Visualant, a nano-photonics company.

Seattle Times