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"The results were not revealed until Tuesday as Beth Lesen, vice president of student affairs and member of the committee, forwarded the recommendation to Long Beach State President Jane Close Conoley, who has the final say in the matter.
In an email, Conoley said that the result from the committee is very important to her and she is continuing to review information not only related to LBSU, but also comparing the athletic situation with other members of the Big West Conference.
President Conoley will be sending an email response to Lesen by Wednesday."
"If the fee is not increased, the athletic department could face cuts to not only scholarships, but also staffing, certain student services and potentially the elimination of sports teams.
“I don’t even want to think about it,” Kadowaki told committee members."
"The survey, which opened on Jan. 19, asked students questions about the importance and value of athletics during their CSULB experience.
It was revealed that 4,341 individuals, comprised of students, school faculty and community members, filled out the survey during this time period. The survey software however allowed users to complete the survey multiple times.
Most individuals that answered statements from the survey agreed that athletics are important to the Long Beach State community. Not all statements and questions with their results were shown during the meeting.
Not all information was positive during the meeting either, as Kadowaki quoted more critical comments about athletics.
“‘Less funding for athletics, more on education,’” Kadowaki read out loud during the meeting. “‘Athletics does a terrible job communicating with the alumni, we need to refine and become a bigger part of the academic groups on campus.’”
Multiple student athletes showed their support for Kadowaki and the fee increase proposal."
"The Walter Pyramid and its repairs were also brought in discussion during the meeting.
Kadowaki said that the university is trying to hire an engineering consultant to look at the Pyramid’s roof, as it currently leaks when it rains hard. Based on past estimates received, Kadowaki said that they expect repairs to cost about $55 million.
While they have money in their budget for upkeep in their facilities, the $4.8 million they would get if the fee increases would not go to the pyramid.
“Hopefully somebody will come in and think outside the box and give us something more realistic,” Kadowaki said."
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