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Press Release — California Community Colleges and University of California Sign Agreement to Boost Transfers, Increase Academic Preparation

April 11, 2018

Sacramento — The California Community Colleges and the University of California today announced they have signed a joint agreement aimed at increasing the number of academically prepared community college students who transfer to UC and earn a bachelor’s degree.

Press Release — California Community Colleges Board of Governors Honors Four Faculty Members with 2017-18 Gerald C. Hayward Award for Excellence in Education

March 21, 2018

Sacramento — The California Community Colleges Board of Governors on Tuesday honored four professors with the 2017-18 Gerald C. Hayward Award for Excellence in Education. The winners are Brenda Chan (East Los Angeles College), Shushanek Silvas (Fresno City College), Adam Wetsman (Rio Hondo College) and Edwina Williams (MiraCosta College). Each winner received a commemorative plaque and $1,250.

Press Release — California Community Colleges Makerspaces Make Progress in First Six Months of Implementation in Preparing Students for Careers

March 15, 2018

Sacramento — Thousands of community college students are discovering “making” as a way to prepare for careers in emerging industries as a result of 24 California community colleges building makerspace communities that facilitate hands-on experiences in making, innovation and entrepreneurship.

Press Release — California Community Colleges Expands Program Offering California Community College Students a Pathway to Law School

March 12, 2018

Sacramento — The California Community Colleges in partnership with the State Bar of California through California LAW, a nonprofit organization, have expanded a statewide program for community college students offering a pathway to some of the state’s top law schools.

Press Release — California Community Colleges Chancellor and Director of the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services Release Joint Letter Emphasizing Importance of Reviewing School Safety Procedures

March 5, 2018

Sacramento — California Community Colleges Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley and California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services Director Mark Ghilarducci today released a joint letter to campuses and emergency management officials across the state emphasizing the importance of reviewing school safety procedures and socializing those plans.

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

February 28, 2018

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

Press Release — California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office Announces Promotion of Executive Vice Chancellor and Welcomes New Vice Chancellor to Lead Technology and Data Efforts

February 26, 2018

Sacramento — The California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office is pleased to announce leadership changes within the agency: Van Ton-Quinlivan was promoted to executive vice chancellor for Workforce and Digital Futures and Dr. Catherine Kendall joined the agency to serve as the new vice chancellor for Digital Innovation and Infrastructure.

Press Release — California Community Colleges Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley Announces Promotion of Vice Chancellor for Student Services and Special Programs

February 16, 2018

SacramentoCalifornia Community Colleges Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley today announced the promotion of Rhonda Mohr to vice chancellor for Student Services and Special Programs. Mohr had been serving in the role on an interim basis since August 2017.

Press Release — California Community Colleges Announce Events on the Future of Work and Gov. Brown’s Proposal for Online College to Help Stranded Workers

February 16, 2018

SacramentoCalifornia Community Colleges Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley announced a series of upcoming meetings around the state to gather input from employers, workforce development professionals, college audiences, community organizations and representatives of organized labor to discuss the future of work and how to serve workers who cannot access brick and mortar colleges.

Press Release — California Community Colleges Chancellor Urges Students to Complete the California Dream Act Application Before the March 2 Cal Grant Deadline

February 15, 2018

Sacramento — California Community Colleges Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley is urging eligible students to complete the California Dream Act application by the March 2 Cal Grant deadline in order to get the most financial aid possible. This year’s applications are down 20,000 from last year amidst ongoing uncertainty around immigration reform at the federal level.

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

February 8, 2018

Sacramento — California Community Colleges Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley issued the following statement on Gov. Jerry Brown’s appointment of Hildegarde “Hildy” Aguinaldo to the California Community Colleges Board of Governors:

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

January 29, 2018

SacramentoCalifornia Community Colleges Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley issued the following statement on Gov. Jerry Brown’s appointment of William A. Rawlings to the California Community Colleges Board of Governors:

Press Release — California Community Colleges Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley Announces Three Key Executive Staff Hires

January 23, 2018

Sacramento — The California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office has added new talent and energy in executive leadership positions to help the system of 114 colleges achieve ambitious student completion and equity goals contained in the newly adopted Vision for Success, state Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley announced today.

Press Release — California Community Colleges Board of Governors Recognizes 2017-18 Exemplary Program Award Recipients

January 17, 2018

Sacramento — The California Community Colleges Board of Governors on Tuesday recognized two California community colleges as 2017-18 Exemplary Program Award recipients. Los Angeles Trade Technical College and Santa Barbara City College were chosen for developing programs that fit the year’s theme of ‘Guided Pathways.’ The programs help provide guided exploration for undecided students, and provide proactive academic and student support that are integrated with instruction. Guided Pathways is a systemwide framework that provides students with a structured approach to promote better enrollment decisions and prepares students for future success.

Media Statement — California Community Colleges Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley Issues Statement on Federal District Court’s Injunction Against Rescission of DACA

January 10, 2018

Sacramento — California Community Colleges Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley issued the following statement on the federal court’s decision to temporarily block Trump administration’s decision to end Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA):

Press Release — California Community Colleges Committed to Gov. Jerry Brown’s Online College to Provide Skills and Training for “Stranded” Working Adults

January 10, 2018

Sacramento — California Community Colleges Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley today announced full support for Gov. Jerry Brown’s budget proposal to establish a new online community college tailored to provide working learners with skills and credentials they need to move ahead in today’s economy.

Media Statement — California Community Colleges Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley Issues Statement on Sudden Passing of San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee

December 12, 2017

Sacramento — California Community Colleges Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley issued the following statement about the sudden passing early today of San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee:

Media Statement — California Community Colleges Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley Issues Statement on Proposed Reauthorization of Higher Education Act

December 7, 2017

Sacramento — California Community Colleges Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley issued the following statement about House Resolution 4508, the proposed reauthorization of the Higher Education Act:

Media Statement — California Community Colleges Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley Issues Statement on Destructive Southern California Wildfire

December 5, 2017

Sacramento — California Community Colleges Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley issued the following statement on the wildfire devastating Ventura County today:

Press Release — California Community Colleges Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley named ‘President of the Year’ by National Education News Publication

December 4, 2017

Sacramento — California Community Colleges Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley has been named President of the Year by Education Dive, a leading education news publisher.

Press Release — California Community Colleges Board of Governors Honors Winners of 2017 Energy and Sustainability Awards

November 13, 2017

Sacramento — The California Community Colleges Board of Governors today honored Orange Coast College, Palomar College, Solano Community College, Butte College, Cerritos College and Cabrillo College as winners of the annual Excellence in Energy and Sustainability award competition for projects that are protecting the environment and saving taxpayers hundreds of thousands of dollars each year.

Press Release — California Community Colleges Present Three Options for Fully Online College

November 13, 2017

Sacramento — The California Community Colleges, responding to Gov. Jerry Brown’s request for the development of options for a fully on-line college, today unveiled three approaches aimed at reaching adults who need additional skills to succeed in the economy but whose personal or work circumstances prevent them from attending brick and mortar colleges.

Press Release — California Community College Chancellor’s Office Announces Name Change of Foster Youth Support Program

November 8, 2017

Sacramento — The California Community College Chancellor’s Office announced today it is renaming the CAFYES (Cooperating Agencies Foster Youth Educational Support) program to NextUp. NextUp gives current and former California foster youth extra support when pursuing their higher education goals at a local community college. The new name was chosen to help foster youth feel encouraged and excited about the next chapter in their lives.

Press Release — California Community Colleges’ Vice Chancellor Van Ton-Quinlivan recipient of 2017 California Steward Leader Award

November 3, 2017

Sacramento — Van Ton-Quinlivan, California Community Colleges vice chancellor for workforce and digital futures, is the recipient of the statewide 2017 California Steward Leader Award, selected for her significant contributions to aligning public-, private- and civic-sector leaders to promote economic and social progress in all regions of the state. The award is an initiative of the California Economic Summit in partnership with California Forward and the California Stewardship Network.

Media Advisory — California Community Colleges Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley to discuss higher education and social mobility at California Economic Summit

November 2, 2017

Sacramento — California Community Colleges Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley will join University of California President Janet Napolitano and California State University Chancellor Timothy White for a discussion about public higher education, social mobility and workforce needs at the 2017 California Economic Summit in San Diego.

Press Release — California Community Colleges Ramp Up Advocacy for DACA Students

October 16, 2017

Sacramento — The California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office, in response to President Trump’s recent decision to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, has declared Oct. 16-20 DACA Advocacy Week. Community colleges throughout the state are responding by hosting meetings with members of Congress and holding workshops and legal clinics for their students.