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Press Release — California Community Colleges Board of Governors Recognizes 2016-17 Exemplary Program Award Recipients

January 18, 2017

Sacramento — :The California Community Colleges Board of Governors today recognized two California community colleges as 2016-17 Exemplary Program Award recipients. MiraCosta College in Oceanside and Reedley College near Fresno were chosen for developing programs that use contextualized teaching and learning strategies to help more students reach their educational goals, whether that be earning a degree or certificate, transferring to a four-year university or improving basic skills in English or math.

Media Statement — California Community Colleges Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley’s Statement on Two Member Reappointments to Board of Governors

January 13, 2017

Sacramento — California Community Colleges Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley issued the following statement on Gov. Jerry Brown’s reappointments of Board President Cecilia V. Estolano and Valerie Lynne Shaw to the California Community Colleges Board of Governors.

Media Statement — Statement on Accreditation Announcement Regarding City College of San Francisco

January 13, 2017

Sacramento — California Community Colleges Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley issued the following statement following the announcement by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges to reaffirm accreditation for the City College of San Francisco for seven years.

Press Release — California Community Colleges Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley’s Statement on Gov. Jerry Brown’s 2017-18 Budget Proposal

January 10, 2017

Sacramento — California Community Colleges Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley issued the following statement on Gov. Jerry Brown’s proposed 2017-18 budget.

Press Release — California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office Provides Guidance Related to Undocumented Students

December 5, 2016

Sacramento — The California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office today provided a guiding statement of principles to the system’s 113 colleges as they adjust to uncertainty over possible immigration policy changes that have the potential to affect undocumented students.

 


 

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

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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.