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Press Release — California Community Colleges Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley Welcomes Two New Board of Governors Representatives

August 7, 2018

Sacramento —  California Community Colleges Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley  issued the following statement on Gov. Jerry Brown’s appointment of two new California Community Colleges Board of Governors, Amy Costa and Blas Villalobos:

“It is an honor to welcome Costa and Villalobos to the Board of Governors,” said Chancellor Oakley. “These two appointees will bring a wealth of expertise and experience in public service that they will apply in the service of our 2.1 million students. Our team looks forward to working with them to advance student success and achieve the goals outlined in the Vision for Success.” 

Press Release — California Community Colleges Names Barney Gomez as New Vice Chancellor for Digital Innovation and Infrastructure

August 7, 2018

Sacramento — Barney Gomez, former chief technology officer, chief information officer (CIO) and section chief for the California Department of Health Care Services, is the new vice chancellor for Digital Innovations and Infrastructure at the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office.

Press Release: California College Pathways Foster Youth Program Awarded the 2018 HUD Secretary's Award for Public-Philanthropic Partnerships

July 26, 2018

SacramentoThe California College Pathways program, focused on helping current and former foster youth succeed in post-secondary education, received the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the Council on Foundations 2018 Secretary’s Award for Public-Philanthropic Partnerships this month. The awards recognize model partnerships between foundations and government organizations that have been instrumental in transforming communities and improving lives.

Press Release — New California Community Colleges Agreement with Private Colleges and Universities Marks Major Expansion of Associate Degree for Transfer Program

July 25, 2018

Sacramento — Under a new agreement signed today by the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office and the Association of Independent California Colleges and Universities (AICCU), California community college students pursuing an Associate Degree for Transfer can receive guaranteed acceptance and a more affordable, seamless pathway to 36 private, non-profit four-year colleges and universities. 

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

July 17, 2018

Sacramento — The 18th Annual Dr. John W. Rice Diversity & Equity Award ceremony today honored two college programs whose work has promoted student equity, diversity and access in the California Community Colleges. The ceremony was held at the Crocker Art Museum.

Media Statement — California Community Colleges Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley Praises the University of California on Record Number of Transfer Admissions

July 11, 2018

Sacramento — California Community Colleges Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley issued the following statement on the announcement that more than 28,750 transfer students, a record number, were offered admissions to University of California campuses:

Press Release — Career Education 2018 “Strong Workforce Stars” Programs Named as Enhanced Salary Surfer Website is Released to Help Students Make Decisions about College and Career

June 20, 2018

Sacramento — To help prospective students and their families make informed decisions about their college education and career choices, the California Community Colleges recently launched two online resources that, together, allow them to explore diverse careers through short videos and compare salaries across fields, as well as check to see which of their local community college programs is recognized for how well students do after graduation.



Today's News


California Creating Online Community College to Increase Access to Education
U.S. News
Published: June 19, 2018 | (Link to story)
California Community Colleges (CCC) launch online resources to help students
The Santa Clarita Valley Signal
Published: June 20, 2018 | (Link to story)
Getting free college tuition in California: a quick guide
Edsource Today
Published: June 20, 2018 | (Link to story)
Signs of life for the Perkins Act?
Community College Daily
Published: June 13, 2018 | (Link to story)
No Bottom Yet in 2-Year College Enrollments
Inside Higher Ed
Published: June 21, 2018 | (Link to story)

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2015 State of the System - We Are the California Community Colleges

We Are the California Community Colleges

The California Community Colleges is the nation’s largest system of higher education, made up of 114 colleges, 72 districts and 2.1 million students. This short video showcases the wide range of degrees, certificates and career training programs and classes available at our campuses while celebrating the equally diverse range of students who attend them.

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Sierra College student Chessie Cooley-Rieders works on a prototype for a design project.

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