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Press Release — California Community Colleges Interim Chancellor Erik E. Skinner Praises Gov. Jerry Brown for Signing College Promise Legislation

September 22, 2016

Sacramento — California Community Colleges Interim Chancellor Erik E. Skinner today is praising Gov. Jerry Brown for signing AB 1741 (Rodriguez and O’Donnell). The bill establishes the California College Promise Innovation Grant Program, which creates partnerships between K-12, community college and four-year university segments to provide pathways for students to achieve educational goals. Gov. Brown signed the legislation on Wednesday.

Press Release — California Community Colleges and Secretary of State Team Up to Increase Civic Participation and Voter Registration

September 19, 2016

Sacramento — SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The California Community Colleges Board of Governors today endorsed a nonpartisan effort by the California secretary of state to increase voter registration and civic participation by students from all segments of public higher education.

Press Release — California Community Colleges Board of Governors Honors Winners of 2016 Energy and Sustainability Awards

September 19, 2016

Woodland — The California Community Colleges Board of Governors today honored Santiago Canyon College, Solano Community College and Long Beach City College as winners of the annual Excellence in Energy and Sustainability award competition for the implementation of Proposition 39 projects. Las Positas College, Hartnell College and Cypress College were selected as honorable mentions in the contest.

Media Statement — Interim Chancellor Erik E. Skinner’s Statement on Two California Community Colleges Being Named as Finalists for 2017 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence

September 13, 2016

Sacramento — California Community Colleges Interim Chancellor Erik E. Skinner issued the following statement on two California community colleges, Chaffey College and Pasadena City College, being named as finalists for the 2017 2017 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence.

Press Release — Higher Education Leaders Mobilize to Expand Tuition-Free Community College in California

August 30, 2016

Oakland — Hundreds of community college representatives from around the state are in Oakland today to share effective models for strengthening and expanding the California College Promise, a bold effort to offer two years of tuition-free community college to hard-working students.

 


 

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Gov. Jerry Brown's Proposed 2015-16 Budget for California Community Colleges:

  • Total funding proposed for the California Community Colleges is $7.3 billion, which is an increase of 8 percent compared to the 2014-15 fiscal year.
  • $106.9 million for increased access – This funding would increase access statewide for approximately 45,000 students (headcount).
  • $200 million for student success – These funds will be split evenly between Student Success and Support Program (SSSP) and Student Equity Plans. 
  • $48 million for Career Technical Education – These one-time funds are proposed for support of the SB 1070 Career Technical Education Pathways Program.