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Press Release — California Community Colleges Deputy Chancellor Selected as a 2019-20 Aspen Presidential Fellow

April 12, 2019

Sacramento — Dr. Daisy Gonzales, deputy chancellor of California Community Colleges, has been selected by the Aspen Institute’s College Excellence Program to join the 2019-20 class of the Aspen Presidential Fellowship for Community College Excellence.

Press Release — California Community Colleges Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley’s Statement on Member Appointment to Board of Governors

March 29, 2019

Sacramento —— California Community Colleges Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley issued the following statement on Gov. Gavin Newsom’s appointment of Kim Perigo to the California Community Colleges Board of Governors: 

Press Release — Historic Shift Away from Flawed Standardized Placement Exams and Remedial Education Approved by Board of Governors

March 18, 2019

Sacramento — The California Community Colleges Board of Governors on Monday unanimously adopted regulatory changes designed to keep students from inaccurately being placed into remedial courses that don’t count toward certificates or degrees and create roadblocks to success.

PRESS RELEASE — California Community Colleges Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley Taps Marty J. Alvarado to Lead Educational Services and Support

March 18, 2019

Sacramento — California Community Colleges Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley today announced that Marty J. Alvarado has joined the state Chancellor’s Office as executive vice chancellor for educational services.

Press Release — New Survey of California Community College Students Reveals More than Half Face Food Insecurity and Nearly 20 Percent Have Faced Homelessness

March 7, 2019

Sacramento — More than half the students attending a California community college have trouble affording balanced meals or worry about running out of food, and nearly 1 in 5 are either homeless or do not have a stable place to live, according to a survey released today. 


Press Release — New Legislation Calls for Expanded Financial Aid Opportunities for Students in the California Community Colleges System  

February 14, 2019

Sacramento — California community college students facing challenges affording their higher educational journey would have access to a new financial aid program under proposed legislation that addresses built-in inequities of existing state and federal aid policies.

Dear Colleagues,

The Office of Communications is taking a short break from publishing Today’s News. The publication will be on hiatus for spring break from Monday, April 22, 2019 to Friday, May 3, 2019 (returning Monday, May 6, 2019). 

Our communications team wishes you and your family a safe and relaxing spring break.  We’re looking forward to working closely with you when we return.  Please submit any news items for consideration in future publications to Paige Marlatt Dorr and Christina Jimenez.  

Best wishes,
The Office of Communications, California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office


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