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Press Release — California Community Colleges Dreamers Report Reveals Undocumented Students Need Increased Financial Aid, Legal Services, Mental Health Supports 

May 10, 2019 

Sacramento —The California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office has released the Dreamer’s Project Report, a landscape analysis of the current state of support that community colleges provide for the estimated 50,000-70,000 undocumented students in California. A collaborative effort between the Chancellor’s Office, the Foundation for California Community Colleges and Immigrants Rising, the report reveals the most pressing needs for undocumented students are financial aid, legal services, and mental and emotional health supports. 

Press Release — California Community Colleges Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley’s Statement on Gov. Gavin Newsom’s 2019-20 Revised Budget Proposal

May 9, 2019

SacramentoCalifornia Community Colleges Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley issued the following statement on Gov. Gavin Newsom’s revised budget proposal: 

“The revised budget plan put forward by Gov. Newsom provides significant investment in community colleges and support for our Vision for Success, our roadmap for improving outcomes for students and closing achievement gaps for students who have historically been left behind. Over the next two months, my office will continue to work with policymakers to ensure that Californians attending our community colleges receive the additional support to complete programs that will lead to greater social and economic mobility. This includes expansion of need-based financial aid to better position community college students, many of whom face housing and food insecurity, to succeed.” 


Press Release — California Community Colleges Deputy Chancellor Selected as a 2019-20 Aspen Presidential Fellow

April 12, 2019

Sacramento — Dr. Daisy Gonzales, deputy chancellor of California Community Colleges, has been selected by the Aspen Institute’s College Excellence Program to join the 2019-20 class of the Aspen Presidential Fellowship for Community College Excellence.

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

March 29, 2019

Sacramento —— California Community Colleges Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley issued the following statement on Gov. Gavin Newsom’s appointment of Kim Perigo to the California Community Colleges Board of Governors: 

Press Release — Historic Shift Away from Flawed Standardized Placement Exams and Remedial Education Approved by Board of Governors

March 18, 2019

Sacramento — The California Community Colleges Board of Governors on Monday unanimously adopted regulatory changes designed to keep students from inaccurately being placed into remedial courses that don’t count toward certificates or degrees and create roadblocks to success.

PRESS RELEASE — California Community Colleges Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley Taps Marty J. Alvarado to Lead Educational Services and Support

March 18, 2019

Sacramento — California Community Colleges Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley today announced that Marty J. Alvarado has joined the state Chancellor’s Office as executive vice chancellor for educational services.

Press Release — New Survey of California Community College Students Reveals More than Half Face Food Insecurity and Nearly 20 Percent Have Faced Homelessness

March 7, 2019

Sacramento — More than half the students attending a California community college have trouble affording balanced meals or worry about running out of food, and nearly 1 in 5 are either homeless or do not have a stable place to live, according to a survey released today. 

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