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Press Release — California Community Colleges Incoming Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley Honored at White House as “Champion of Change for College Opportunity”

September 30, 2016

Sacramento — California Community Colleges incoming Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley today was honored at the White House as a “Champion of Change for College Opportunity.” Oakley was recognized for his work on the Long Beach College Promise and his efforts to establish a California College Promise.

Press Release — Former ITT Tech Students Assisted by California Community Colleges Following Closure

September 30, 2016

Sacramento — California community colleges, working with other state and federal partners, have participated in more than two dozen outreach meetings with former ITT Technical Institute students affected by the for-profit chain’s sudden closure earlier this month and assisted more than 600 students at these events.

Media Statement — California Community Colleges Incoming Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley’s Statement on Gov. Brown’s Veto of the Dream Resource Liaison Bill

September 28, 2016

Sacramento — California Community Colleges incoming Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley issued the following statement on Gov. Jerry Brown’s veto of AB 2009 (Lopez) that requires community colleges to establish on-campus Dream Resource Liaisons for the purposes of providing educational support services applicable to undocumented students

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.

 


 

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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.