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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.

Press Release — California Community Colleges Board of Governors Honors Winners of 2016 Energy and Sustainability Awards

September 19, 2016

Woodland — The California Community Colleges Board of Governors today honored Santiago Canyon College, Solano Community College and Long Beach City College as winners of the annual Excellence in Energy and Sustainability award competition for the implementation of Proposition 39 projects. Las Positas College, Hartnell College and Cypress College were selected as honorable mentions in the contest.

Media Statement — Interim Chancellor Erik E. Skinner’s Statement on Two California Community Colleges Being Named as Finalists for 2017 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence

September 13, 2016

Sacramento — California Community Colleges Interim Chancellor Erik E. Skinner issued the following statement on two California community colleges, Chaffey College and Pasadena City College, being named as finalists for the 2017 2017 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence.

Press Release — Higher Education Leaders Mobilize to Expand Tuition-Free Community College in California

August 30, 2016

Oakland — Hundreds of community college representatives from around the state are in Oakland today to share effective models for strengthening and expanding the California College Promise, a bold effort to offer two years of tuition-free community college to hard-working students.

Media Advisory — Tuition-Free Community College Will Be Focus of Conference Attended by State and National Education Leaders

August 23, 2016

Sacramento — A statewide gathering of more than 350 California community college staff, administrators, trustees and partners who are interested in developing or improving a College Promise program. California is considered a leader in implementing these programs, which provide students with financial support and wrap-around services to enable them to attend and complete community college. This gathering will offer participants ideas and strategies on a number of central components of College Promise programs as well as the opportunity to connect with others implementing and developing College Promise programs across the state.

Press Release — California Community Colleges Start Fall 2016 With Improved Transfer Pathways, Bachelor’s Degree Programs at 10 Colleges and More Partnerships That Enhance College Affordability

August 22, 2016

Sacramento — California’s community colleges are welcoming students this fall term with improved transfer pathways to California State University (CSU) and the University of California (UC) as well as bachelor degree offerings at 10 colleges as part of a historic pilot program aimed at meeting the needs of the state’s changing economy. Additionally, college will be more affordable for thousands of students thanks to nearly two dozen College Promise programs now in place or beginning soon across the state.

Press Release — California Community Colleges Interim Chancellor Erik E. Skinner’s Statement on New Appointment to Board of Governors

July 21, 2016

Sacramento — California Community Colleges Interim Chancellor Erik E. Skinner issued the following statement on Gov. Jerry Brown’s appointment of Eman Dalili to the California Community Colleges Board of Governors

Press Release — Dr. John W. Rice Award Presented to California Community Colleges Programs Exemplifying Diversity and Equity

July 19, 2016

Sacramento — The 16th Annual Dr. John W. Rice Diversity & Equity Award ceremony today honored three college programs whose work has fostered student equity, diversity and access in the California Community Colleges. The ceremony was held at the Crocker Art Museum.

Press Release — Eloy Ortiz Oakley Named Chancellor of the California Community Colleges

July 18, 2016

Sacramento — The California Community Colleges Board of Governors today announced the unanimous selection of Long Beach Community College District Superintendent-President Eloy Ortiz Oakley, a nationally known innovator in public education, as the next chancellor to lead the largest and most diverse system of public higher education in the nation.

Media Advisory — California Community Colleges Board of Governors to Name New Chancellor on July 18

July 15, 2016

Sacramento — Board of Governors President Geoffrey L. Baum will introduce the chancellor of the nation’s largest system of higher education at the beginning of the board’s regularly scheduled public meeting. A media availability will follow.

Press Release — California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office Welcomes New Vice Chancellor

July 12, 2016

Sacramento — The California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office today announces the promotion of Mario Rodriguez to the role of vice chancellor of the College Finance and Facilities Planning Division. Rodriguez had filled the position on an acting basis since April.

Media Statement — California Community Colleges Board of Governors Vice President Cecilia V. Estolano Appointed to the Committee on Awards for Innovation in Higher Education

July 5, 2016

Sacramento — California Community Colleges Board of Governors Vice President Cecilia V. Estolano issued the following statement on her appointment by Gov. Jerry Brown to the Committee on Awards for Innovation in Higher Education.

Media Statement — California Community Colleges Interim Chancellor Erik E. Skinner’s Statement on Gov. Jerry Brown Signing the State Budget

June 27, 2016

Sacramento — California Community Colleges Interim Chancellor Erik E. Skinner issued the following statement on Gov. Jerry Brown signing the 2016-17 state budget.

Media Statement — California Community Colleges Interim Chancellor Erik E. Skinner’s Statement on the Legislature’s Passage of the State Budget

June 16, 2016

Sacramento — California Community Colleges Interim Chancellor Erik E. Skinner issued this statement on the Legislature’s passage of the 2016-17 state budget.

Press Release — Voters Pass Five Local Bond Measures to Upgrade and Improve California Community Colleges

June 9, 2016

Sacramento — Voters in five California community college districts on Tuesday approved local bond measures totaling more than $2.7 billion. The funds will be used to renovate community colleges campuses, modernize classrooms and facilities, fund new buildings and improve accessibility for the disabled.

Media Statement — California Community Colleges Interim Chancellor Erik E. Skinner’s Statement on Member Reappointment to Board of Governors

June 8, 2016

Sacramento — California Community Colleges Interim Chancellor Erik E. Skinner issued the following statement on Gov. Jerry Brown’s reappointment of Dr. Joseph J. Bielanski, Jr. to the California Community Colleges Board of Governors.

Press Release — California Community Colleges Expands Guaranteed Transfer Agreement with Historically Black Colleges and Universities

June 8, 2016

Sacramento — The California Community Colleges has expanded its guaranteed transfer agreement with historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) to include an additional 12 schools. In March 2015, the California Community Colleges Board of Governors signed the initial agreement with the leaders of nine HBCUs, guaranteeing admission for California community college students who meet certain academic criteria admission. The California Community Colleges is the only statewide community college system to have a transfer agreement of this kind with HBCUs.

Press Release — California Community Colleges Board of Governors Approves $60 Million in Grant Funding for Basic Skills Education

May 16, 2016

Sacramento — The California Community Colleges Board of Governors today approved $60 million in grant funding for the California Community Colleges Basic Skills and Student Outcomes Transformation Program. A total of 43 community colleges across California will receive a portion of the funds.