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MEDIA ADVISORY — Chancellor Brice W. Harris to brief college student media April 15 on baccalaureate degree program, improved transfer to four-year institutions and other initiatives 

April 10, 2015

Who: California Community Colleges Chancellor Brice W. Harris.

PRESS RELEASE — Chancellor Brice W. Harris congratulates California community college, CSU and UC campuses for winning multi-million dollar award for innovation in higher education 

March 20, 2015

Sacramento —  Chancellor Brice W. Harris congratulated a variety of California community college, CSU and UC campuses following an announcement today from the Committee on Awards for Innovation in Higher Education that they won a $50 million state award for developing inventive programs that increase student access and success outcomes. It will be split among the winning campuses.

PRESS RELEASE —  Board of Governors honors two with awards for excellence in education

March 17, 2015

Sacramento — In recognition of their work on behalf of students, two community college educators, Douglas Dildine of Contra Costa College and Mediha Din of El Camino College, were each honored with the 2014-15 Gerald C. Hayward Award for Excellence in Education today at the California Community Colleges Board of Governors meeting. 

PRESS RELEASE — California Community Colleges forges guaranteed transfer agreement with nine historically black colleges and universities

UPDATED: March 18, 2015

Sacramento — Beginning fall 2015, California community college students who meet certain academic criteria will be guaranteed admission to nine historically black colleges and universities, thanks to an agreement the California Community Colleges Board of Governors and the leaders of the institutions signed at the board's meeting today.

PRESS RELEASE — Twelve California Community Colleges receive final approval from Board of Governors to offer bachelor's degrees

March 16, 2015

Sacramento — The California Community Colleges Board of Governors gave final approval on Monday for 12 community colleges to participate in a landmark pilot program that allows them to offer bachelor's degrees in fields such as respiratory therapy, dental hygiene and aerospace manufacturing technology.

MEDIA STATEMENT — California Community Colleges Chancellor Brice W. Harris lauds board appointments 

March 12, 2015

Sacramento — California Community Colleges Chancellor Brice W. Harris issued the following statement on Gov. Jerry Brown's appointment of Valerie Lynne Shaw to the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges and the appointment of Gary Reed to another term on the board that oversees the largest higher education system in the country:

MEDIA ADVISORY — California Community Colleges Board of Governors to forge historic student transfer agreement with nine historically black colleges and universities 

March 11, 2015

Sacramento — Who: California Community Colleges Board of Governors, Chancellor Brice W. Harris and the representatives of the participating historically black colleges and universities. In addition, the executive director of the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), Dr. George Cooper, will be attending the event. 

MEDIA ADVISORY — California Community Colleges Chancellor Brice W. Harris to Announce Appointment of New City College of San Francisco Special Trustee

February 20, 2015

Sacramento — Who/What: California Community Colleges Chancellor Brice W. Harris will join City College of San Francisco leaders to announce the appointment of a new special trustee. Harris will also update the media on the timeline for transitioning governance back to the locally elected Board of Trustees. Joining Harris and the new special trustee will be leaders from the City College of San Francisco community.

 


 

Today's News

 

Universities add degree programs while spurning fads - LA Times
Los Angeles Times
Published: April 01, 2015 | (Link to story)
Sen. Block Proposes Bill To Increase Funding For Higher Education | KPBS
KPBS
Published: April 01, 2015 | (Link to story)
Explore Congressional Budget Proposals' Impact on Student Aid
Yahoo! News
Published: April 01, 2015 | (Link to story)
How critics see Gov. Jerry Brown’s school funding overhaul: Dan Walters
Pasadena Star-News (AP)
Published: April 01, 2015 | (Link to story)
California districts seek to extend waiver of education law
Santa Maria Times
Published: April 01, 2015 | (Link to story)
 

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Fast Facts

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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.
  • Approximately one in every five 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.