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Press Release — California Community Colleges Chancellor Praises New UC Davis Center Supporting Community College Leadership Through Education and Research

March 30, 2016

Sacramento — California Community Colleges Chancellor Brice W. Harris today praised the launch of a new University of California, Davis School of Education program to support and cultivate current and future community college leaders through professional development and research.

Press Release — New Research Finds California Community Colleges Fee Waiver Program is Most Effective in the Country at Providing Assistance to Needy Students

March 29, 2016

Sacramento — New research comparing community college state financial aid “Promise” programs and other efforts directed at covering tuition around the country shows that the California Community Colleges fee waiver program does the most to provide access to students in need of financial assistance.

Press Release — California Community Colleges Board of Governors Honors Four Faculty Members with 2015-16 Gerald C. Hayward Award for Excellence in Education

March 22, 2016

Sacramento — The California Community Colleges Board of Governors today honored four professors with the 2015-16 Gerald C. Hayward Award for Excellence in Education. The winners are: Melinda Kashuba, Shasta College geography professor; Linda McAllister, Berkeley City College sociology professor; Kathy Molloy, Santa Barbara City College English and Developmental Reading/Writing professor; and Anjeanette Oberg, MiraCosta College psychology professor. Each winner received a commemorative plaque and $1,250...

Press Release — California Community Colleges and University of California Combine to Promote Transfer and Support Students

March 21, 2016

Sacramento — The California Community Colleges and the University of California will team up to expand outreach and support for transfer students interested in attending UC, the two systems announced jointly today...

Press Release — California Community Colleges Board of Governors Unanimously Appoints Erik Skinner as Acting Chancellor and Names Retiring Chancellor Brice W. Harris as Chancellor Emeritus

March 21, 2016

Sacramento — The California Community Colleges Board of Governors today appointed Deputy Chancellor Erik Skinner as acting chancellor for the California Community Colleges beginning April 2. Skinner will temporarily replace Chancellor Brice W. Harris who will retire after 45 years in public service. In a separate action, the board also awarded Harris with the honorary title of Chancellor Emeritus of the California Community Colleges...

 


 

Today's News

 

Some UC majors see balance shift toward out-of-state students
Sacramento Bee
Published: May 04, 2016 | (Link to story)
 
Q&A: Community colleges and four-year degrees
Community College Daily
Published: May 04, 2016 | (Link to story)
 
CSU chancellor visits Chico State
Oroville Mercury Register
Published: May 04, 2016 | (Link to story)
 
SDSU Students Call for President Hirshman to Resign
NBC San Diego
Published: May 04, 2016 | (Link to story)
 
New Presidents Promise Scholarship Helps Students with Financial Need
California State University, Chico
Published: May 04, 2016 | (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 113 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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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.