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Media Advisory — Tuition-Free Community College Will Be Focus of Conference Attended by State and National Education Leaders

August 23, 2016

Sacramento — A statewide gathering of more than 350 California community college staff, administrators, trustees and partners who are interested in developing or improving a College Promise program. California is considered a leader in implementing these programs, which provide students with financial support and wrap-around services to enable them to attend and complete community college. This gathering will offer participants ideas and strategies on a number of central components of College Promise programs as well as the opportunity to connect with others implementing and developing College Promise programs across the state.

Press Release — California Community Colleges Start Fall 2016 With Improved Transfer Pathways, Bachelor’s Degree Programs at 10 Colleges and More Partnerships That Enhance College Affordability

August 22, 2016

Sacramento — California’s community colleges are welcoming students this fall term with improved transfer pathways to California State University (CSU) and the University of California (UC) as well as bachelor degree offerings at 10 colleges as part of a historic pilot program aimed at meeting the needs of the state’s changing economy. Additionally, college will be more affordable for thousands of students thanks to nearly two dozen College Promise programs now in place or beginning soon across the state.

Press Release — California Community Colleges Interim Chancellor Erik E. Skinner’s Statement on New Appointment to Board of Governors

July 21, 2016

Sacramento — California Community Colleges Interim Chancellor Erik E. Skinner issued the following statement on Gov. Jerry Brown’s appointment of Eman Dalili to the California Community Colleges Board of Governors

Press Release — Dr. John W. Rice Award Presented to California Community Colleges Programs Exemplifying Diversity and Equity

July 19, 2016

Sacramento — The 16th Annual Dr. John W. Rice Diversity & Equity Award ceremony today honored three college programs whose work has fostered student equity, diversity and access in the California Community Colleges. The ceremony was held at the Crocker Art Museum.

Press Release — Eloy Ortiz Oakley Named Chancellor of the California Community Colleges

July 18, 2016

Sacramento — The California Community Colleges Board of Governors today announced the unanimous selection of Long Beach Community College District Superintendent-President Eloy Ortiz Oakley, a nationally known innovator in public education, as the next chancellor to lead the largest and most diverse system of public higher education in the nation.

Media Advisory — California Community Colleges Board of Governors to Name New Chancellor on July 18

July 15, 2016

Sacramento — Board of Governors President Geoffrey L. Baum will introduce the chancellor of the nation’s largest system of higher education at the beginning of the board’s regularly scheduled public meeting. A media availability will follow.

Press Release — California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office Welcomes New Vice Chancellor

July 12, 2016

Sacramento — The California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office today announces the promotion of Mario Rodriguez to the role of vice chancellor of the College Finance and Facilities Planning Division. Rodriguez had filled the position on an acting basis since April.

Media Statement — California Community Colleges Board of Governors Vice President Cecilia V. Estolano Appointed to the Committee on Awards for Innovation in Higher Education

July 5, 2016

Sacramento — California Community Colleges Board of Governors Vice President Cecilia V. Estolano issued the following statement on her appointment by Gov. Jerry Brown to the Committee on Awards for Innovation in Higher Education.

Media Statement — California Community Colleges Interim Chancellor Erik E. Skinner’s Statement on Gov. Jerry Brown Signing the State Budget

June 27, 2016

Sacramento — California Community Colleges Interim Chancellor Erik E. Skinner issued the following statement on Gov. Jerry Brown signing the 2016-17 state budget.

Media Statement — California Community Colleges Interim Chancellor Erik E. Skinner’s Statement on the Legislature’s Passage of the State Budget

June 16, 2016

Sacramento — California Community Colleges Interim Chancellor Erik E. Skinner issued this statement on the Legislature’s passage of the 2016-17 state budget.

 


 

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Published: August 24, 2016 | (Link to story)
 
Federal lawsuit seeks to establish a constitutional right to education
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2015 State of the System - We Are the California Community Colleges

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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.