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Cal State faculty president: University needs to open more seats in 2019

A graduation ceremony at CSU Dominguez Hills.
A graduation ceremony at CSU Dominguez Hills.
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The California State University system turned away more than 30,000 qualified applicants last year. Gov. Jerry Brown did not grant the university the funds it requested to add more student slots. The state ended up giving the CSU some money for increased enrollment but that needs to increase, according to the university's faculty leader.