History & Alumni Profile

The Rose Institute was established at CMC in 1973 with a mandate to study state and local government. Its founders believed that colleges and universities too often had failed to focus on American government below the national level — that is, in the state capitals, county boards of supervisors, city halls, and other local venues where most policy in this country is made. Moreover, they say that California had developed into a semi-nation state, with a large and growing population, economy, and policy agenda, all of which deserved focused academic attention. Accordingly, they created a research institute to pursue that end.  READ MORE

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