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Media Statement — New Student Representative Appointed to the California Community Colleges Board of Governors

August 15, 2018

Sacramento — California Community Colleges Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley issued the following statement on Gov. Jerry Brown’s latest appointment to the California Community Colleges Board of Governors, Alexis Zaragoza.

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. 

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.

Media Statement — California Community Colleges Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley Praises State Legislature for Delivering On-Time Budget that Puts Students First

June 14, 2018

Sacramento — California Community Colleges Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley issued the following statement regarding Assembly and Senate passage of the 2018-19 state budget:

Press Release — Graduates Making History as the First to Earn a Bachelor’s Degree from a California Community College

June 5, 2018

Sacramento — Nearly 140 students throughout the state are making history this graduation season as the first in the California Community Colleges to earn a bachelor’s degree through the groundbreaking Baccalaureate Pilot Program.

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

June 04, 2018

Sacramento — California Community Colleges Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley issued the following statement on Gov. Jerry Brown’s appointment of Jolena M. Grande to the California Community Colleges Board of Governors.

Press Release — California Community Colleges Launches Spanish-Language Career Education Website

May 30, 2018

Sacramento — Today the California Community Colleges launched a Spanish-language version of its Career Education website. The launch is part of an ongoing statewide campaign to reach all of the state’s prospective students and their parents and raise awareness of the more than 200 Career Education training programs available to them.

Press Release — New Online Course Finder Will Help Thousands of CSU and California Community Colleges Students Finish Faster!

May 29, 2018

Sacramento — The California State University (CSU) and the California Community Colleges have partnered to launch a new online course finder that will provide students who are enrolled at the CSU or a California community college access to 10,000 online, transferable classes.

Press Release — California Community Colleges to Expand Major Student Support Program for Foster Youth

May 16, 2018

Sacramento — The California Community Colleges today announced the expansion of the NextUp program to 15 additional California community colleges. NextUp, formerly known as CAFYES (Cooperating Agencies Foster Youth Educational Support) gives current and former California foster youth extra support when pursuing their higher education goals at a local community college.

Press Release — California Community Colleges Board of Governors Awards $20 Million for the Chancellor’s Innovation Awards in Higher Education

May 14, 2018

Sacramento — The California Community Colleges Board of Governors today awarded $20 million to 11 California community colleges and districts for developing programs that bolster student success. The money will be split among the winning colleges and districts.

Press Release — California Community Colleges Board of Governors Honors Four with 2018 Classified Employee of the Year Award

May 14, 2018

Sacramento — The California Community Colleges Board of Governors today honored Sheila Dorsey-Freeman, James Forté, Bethann Robertson and Sherri Suarez as the 2018 California Community Colleges Classified Employees of the Year.

Press Release — California Community Colleges Board of Governors Honors Four with 2018 Classified Employee of the Year Award

May 14, 2018

Sacramento — The California Community Colleges Board of Governors today honored Sheila Dorsey-Freeman, James Forté, Bethann Robertson and Sherri Suarez as the 2018 California Community Colleges Classified Employees of the Year.

Press Release — Proposed Online Community College Would Offer Pathway in Information Technology Support

May 11, 2018

Sacramento — Gov. Jerry Brown’s proposed online community college seeks to fill the growing demand for information technology workers in California by offering education programs in IT support, Community Colleges Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley announced today.

Press Release — Leading Healthcare Union Training Fund Announces Partnership with New Online Community College

April 24, 2018

Sacramento — The SEIU-UHW Joint Employer Education Fund (Education Fund), striving to improve economic mobility for workers and help employers fill in-demand jobs, today announced its support for Gov. Brown’s proposed online community college. The Education Fund will partner with the college to develop a credential program for workers to advance into the field of medical coding, the first program pathway selected for the online college.

Press Release — California Community Colleges and University of California Sign Agreement to Boost Transfers, Increase Academic Preparation

April 11, 2018

Sacramento — The California Community Colleges and the University of California today announced they have signed a joint agreement aimed at increasing the number of academically prepared community college students who transfer to UC and earn a bachelor’s degree.

Press Release — California Community Colleges Board of Governors Honors Four Faculty Members with 2017-18 Gerald C. Hayward Award for Excellence in Education

March 21, 2018

Sacramento — The California Community Colleges Board of Governors on Tuesday honored four professors with the 2017-18 Gerald C. Hayward Award for Excellence in Education. The winners are Brenda Chan (East Los Angeles College), Shushanek Silvas (Fresno City College), Adam Wetsman (Rio Hondo College) and Edwina Williams (MiraCosta College). Each winner received a commemorative plaque and $1,250.

Press Release — California Community Colleges Makerspaces Make Progress in First Six Months of Implementation in Preparing Students for Careers

March 15, 2018

Sacramento — Thousands of community college students are discovering “making” as a way to prepare for careers in emerging industries as a result of 24 California community colleges building makerspace communities that facilitate hands-on experiences in making, innovation and entrepreneurship.

Press Release — California Community Colleges Expands Program Offering California Community College Students a Pathway to Law School

March 12, 2018

Sacramento — The California Community Colleges in partnership with the State Bar of California through California LAW, a nonprofit organization, have expanded a statewide program for community college students offering a pathway to some of the state’s top law schools.

Press Release — California Community Colleges Chancellor and Director of the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services Release Joint Letter Emphasizing Importance of Reviewing School Safety Procedures

March 5, 2018

Sacramento — California Community Colleges Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley and California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services Director Mark Ghilarducci today released a joint letter to campuses and emergency management officials across the state emphasizing the importance of reviewing school safety procedures and socializing those plans.

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

February 28, 2018

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

Press Release — California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office Announces Promotion of Executive Vice Chancellor and Welcomes New Vice Chancellor to Lead Technology and Data Efforts

February 26, 2018

Sacramento — The California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office is pleased to announce leadership changes within the agency: Van Ton-Quinlivan was promoted to executive vice chancellor for Workforce and Digital Futures and Dr. Catherine Kendall joined the agency to serve as the new vice chancellor for Digital Innovation and Infrastructure.

Press Release — California Community Colleges Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley Announces Promotion of Vice Chancellor for Student Services and Special Programs

February 16, 2018

SacramentoCalifornia Community Colleges Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley today announced the promotion of Rhonda Mohr to vice chancellor for Student Services and Special Programs. Mohr had been serving in the role on an interim basis since August 2017.

Press Release — California Community Colleges Announce Events on the Future of Work and Gov. Brown’s Proposal for Online College to Help Stranded Workers

February 16, 2018

SacramentoCalifornia Community Colleges Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley announced a series of upcoming meetings around the state to gather input from employers, workforce development professionals, college audiences, community organizations and representatives of organized labor to discuss the future of work and how to serve workers who cannot access brick and mortar colleges.

Press Release — California Community Colleges Chancellor Urges Students to Complete the California Dream Act Application Before the March 2 Cal Grant Deadline

February 15, 2018

Sacramento — California Community Colleges Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley is urging eligible students to complete the California Dream Act application by the March 2 Cal Grant deadline in order to get the most financial aid possible. This year’s applications are down 20,000 from last year amidst ongoing uncertainty around immigration reform at the federal level.

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

February 8, 2018

Sacramento — California Community Colleges Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley issued the following statement on Gov. Jerry Brown’s appointment of Hildegarde “Hildy” Aguinaldo to the California Community Colleges Board of Governors:

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

January 29, 2018

SacramentoCalifornia Community Colleges Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley issued the following statement on Gov. Jerry Brown’s appointment of William A. Rawlings to the California Community Colleges Board of Governors:

Press Release — California Community Colleges Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley Announces Three Key Executive Staff Hires

January 23, 2018

Sacramento — The California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office has added new talent and energy in executive leadership positions to help the system of 114 colleges achieve ambitious student completion and equity goals contained in the newly adopted Vision for Success, state Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley announced today.

Press Release — California Community Colleges Board of Governors Recognizes 2017-18 Exemplary Program Award Recipients

January 17, 2018

Sacramento — The California Community Colleges Board of Governors on Tuesday recognized two California community colleges as 2017-18 Exemplary Program Award recipients. Los Angeles Trade Technical College and Santa Barbara City College were chosen for developing programs that fit the year’s theme of ‘Guided Pathways.’ The programs help provide guided exploration for undecided students, and provide proactive academic and student support that are integrated with instruction. Guided Pathways is a systemwide framework that provides students with a structured approach to promote better enrollment decisions and prepares students for future success.

Media Statement — California Community Colleges Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley Issues Statement on Federal District Court’s Injunction Against Rescission of DACA

January 10, 2018

Sacramento — California Community Colleges Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley issued the following statement on the federal court’s decision to temporarily block Trump administration’s decision to end Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA):

Press Release — California Community Colleges Committed to Gov. Jerry Brown’s Online College to Provide Skills and Training for “Stranded” Working Adults

January 10, 2018

Sacramento — California Community Colleges Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley today announced full support for Gov. Jerry Brown’s budget proposal to establish a new online community college tailored to provide working learners with skills and credentials they need to move ahead in today’s economy.