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Press Release — Dr. John W. Rice Award Presented to California Community Colleges Program and Employee Exemplifying Diversity and Equity at Ceremony Today

July 8, 2014

Sacramento — The 14th Annual Dr. John W. Rice Diversity & Equity Award ceremony was held today at The Sterling Hotel in Sacramento and honored a college program and administrator whose work has fostered student equity, diversity, and access in the California Community Colleges system.

Press Relase — California Community Colleges Chancellor Brice W. Harris Announces Updates to Executive Team

July 7, 2014

Sacramento — California Community Colleges Chancellor Brice W. Harris today announced that Dr. Pamela Walker, currently interim president of American River College, has received an appointment by the Governor’s Office as vice chancellor of academic affairs for the Chancellor’s Office, and will begin this August.

Media Statement — California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office Issues Statement Questioning Validity of New Report on Time to Completion

July 1, 2014

SacramentoPatrick Perry, vice chancellor for technology, research, and information systems, issued the following statement about a report issued today by the Campaign for College Opportunity on time to completion rates and student costs in California community colleges:.

Media Statement — Community Colleges Chancellor Brice W. Harris Lauds Appointments to Board of Governors

June 30, 2014

Sacramento — California Community Colleges Chancellor Brice W. Harris issued the following statement on Gov. Jerry Brown’s appointment of Scott Budnick and the reappointment of Danny Hawkins to the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges:.

Media Statement — California Community Colleges Chancellor Brice W. Harris Applauds State Assembly Committee Passage of Bill Allowing Community Colleges to Award Bachelor’s Degrees

June 24, 2014

Sacramento — California Community Colleges Chancellor Brice W. Harris issued a statement after the Assembly Higher Education Committee today passed SB 850 (Block), which would permit community colleges to offer baccalaureate degrees in limited circumstances.

Press Release — The California Community Colleges System Highlights Governor, Legislators with “I Can Afford College” Financial Aid Awareness Display at State Capitol

June 5, 2014

Sacramento — The California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office unveiled a three-panel display at the California State Capitol, which features key benefits of attending a California community college. The display specifically showcases California State Governor Jerry Brown and 55 members of the California State Legislature that attended or served at any of the 112 California community colleges.

Press Release — California Community Colleges Board of Governors Honors Four with 2014 Classified Employee of the Year Award

May 20, 2014

Sacramento — The California Community Colleges Board of Governors named Katy Fitzgerald, Mike Mitchell, Brooke Sauter, and Hoover Zariani as 2014 California Community Colleges Classified Employees of the Year and honored them today at the board of governors meeting in Sacramento.

Media Statement — California Community Colleges Chancellor Brice W. Harris Applauds UC Plan to Admit Students from a Wider Array of Community Colleges

May 14, 2014

Sacramento — California Community Colleges Chancellor Brice W. Harris issued the following statement on a University of California (UC) plan, announced today at a UC Board of Regents meeting, which aims to boost the volume of transfers from a wider spectrum of California community colleges to the UC system.

Media Statement — California Community Colleges Chancellor Brice W. Harris Applauds $50 Million Increase for Career Technical Education Funding in Revised 2014‐15 Budget Plan

May 13, 2014

Sacramento — California Community Colleges Chancellor Brice W. Harris issued the following statement on Gov. Jerry Brown’s revised 2014-15 state budget proposal, released today, which boosts career technical education funding by $50 million.

Press Release — California Community College Students to Get Leg Up on Way to Top Law Schools Under First of its Kind Pathway Program

May 1, 2014

Sacramento — The California Community Colleges and the State Bar of California today announced a new initiative that will provide students at 24 community colleges a smoother pathway to six of California’s top law schools.

Media Advisory — California Community Colleges To Join Four-year Universities and Top Law Schools to Create Pathway to Law Degrees

April 29, 2014

HAYWARD, CA — California Community Colleges Chancellor Brice W. Harris will join higher education leaders and their representatives on May 1 to sign an agreement that will provide students at 24 community colleges a smoother pathway to six of California’s top law schools. The Community Colleges Pathway to Law School initiative, sponsored by the State Bar of California’s Council on Access & Fairness, is an unprecedented effort within California higher education to enhance opportunities and advancement in the legal profession for diverse populations, particularly those who have been underrepresented. The agreement will be signed as part of Law Day Celebration activities at Chabot College in Hayward.

 


 

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General Facts:

  • With more than 2.1 million students on 112 campuses, the California Community Colleges is the largest system of higher education in the United States.
  • One in every four community college students in the nation attends a California community college.
  • Most of the 112 colleges are on the semester system, but Foothill, DeAnza and Lake Tahoe community colleges are on the quarter system.
  • Three out of every 10 Californians ages 18-24 are currently enrolled in a community college.
  • Fifty-five percent of community college students are people of diverse ethnic backgrounds and roughly 53 percent are female.

The 2013-2014 State Budget Funding for the California Community Colleges:

  • $25 million for Adult Education and $15.7 million Apprenticeship shift from K-12 to California Community Colleges.
  • $89 million to increase access.
  • $87.5 million for Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA).
  • $209 million reduction in payment deferrals.
  • $47 million energy efficiency/Proposition 39.
  • $16.9 million for statewide distance education initiative.