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Press Release — California Community Colleges Board of Governors Honors Winners of 2017 Energy and Sustainability Awards

November 13, 2017

Sacramento — The California Community Colleges Board of Governors today honored Orange Coast College, Palomar College, Solano Community College, Butte College, Cerritos College and Cabrillo College as winners of the annual Excellence in Energy and Sustainability award competition for projects that are protecting the environment and saving taxpayers hundreds of thousands of dollars each year.

Press Release — California Community Colleges Present Three Options for Fully Online College

November 13, 2017

Sacramento — The California Community Colleges, responding to Gov. Jerry Brown’s request for the development of options for a fully on-line college, today unveiled three approaches aimed at reaching adults who need additional skills to succeed in the economy but whose personal or work circumstances prevent them from attending brick and mortar colleges.

Press Release — California Community College Chancellor’s Office Announces Name Change of Foster Youth Support Program

November 8, 2017

Sacramento — The California Community College Chancellor’s Office announced today it is renaming the CAFYES (Cooperating Agencies Foster Youth Educational Support) program to NextUp. NextUp gives current and former California foster youth extra support when pursuing their higher education goals at a local community college. The new name was chosen to help foster youth feel encouraged and excited about the next chapter in their lives.

Press Release — California Community Colleges’ Vice Chancellor Van Ton-Quinlivan recipient of 2017 California Steward Leader Award

November 3, 2017

Sacramento — Van Ton-Quinlivan, California Community Colleges vice chancellor for workforce and digital futures, is the recipient of the statewide 2017 California Steward Leader Award, selected for her significant contributions to aligning public-, private- and civic-sector leaders to promote economic and social progress in all regions of the state. The award is an initiative of the California Economic Summit in partnership with California Forward and the California Stewardship Network.

Media Advisory — California Community Colleges Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley to discuss higher education and social mobility at California Economic Summit

November 2, 2017

Sacramento — California Community Colleges Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley will join University of California President Janet Napolitano and California State University Chancellor Timothy White for a discussion about public higher education, social mobility and workforce needs at the 2017 California Economic Summit in San Diego.

Press Release — California Community Colleges Ramp Up Advocacy for DACA Students

October 16, 2017

Sacramento — The California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office, in response to President Trump’s recent decision to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, has declared Oct. 16-20 DACA Advocacy Week. Community colleges throughout the state are responding by hosting meetings with members of Congress and holding workshops and legal clinics for their students.

Media Statement — California Community Colleges Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley on the Passage of AB 19, a Bill That Establishes the California College Promise

October 13, 2017

SacramentoCalifornia Community Colleges Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley today issued the following statement in response to Gov. Jerry Brown signing AB 19 (Santiago, Chiu and McCarty).

Media Statement — California Community Colleges Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley’s Statement on Gov. Brown Signing AB 705, Requiring Community Colleges to Use High School Performance in Course Placement 

October 13, 2017

SacramentoCalifornia Community Colleges Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley today issued the following statement in response to Gov. Jerry Brown signing AB 705 (Irwin), legislation intended to support assessment and placement strategies proven to increase student completion rates and close the achievement gap.

Media Statement — California Community Colleges Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley on Fires Burning in Northern California

October 9, 2017

SacramentoCalifornia Community Colleges Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley today issued the following statement on the fires burning in Northern California:

Media Statement  — California Community Colleges Chancellor Urges Students to Renew DACA Status and Apply for the Mission Asset Fund $495 DACA Renewal Scholarship by September 29

September 27, 2017

Sacramento — California Community Colleges Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley issued the following statement to urge students to renew their Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) status and apply for the DACA renewal scholarship before the September 29 deadline

Press Release — California Community Colleges Announce the Most Expansive “College Promise” Program in the Nation

September 19, 2017

Santa Ana — Today the Board of Governors heard an overview of the planned changes to the California Community Colleges’ longstanding “free tuition” program, introducing the California College Promise Grant aimed at increasing college participation for recent high school graduates and continuing the state’s role as the national leader in providing free tuition to students with financial need.

Press Release — California Community Colleges Board of Governors Calls on Congress to Preserve DACA

September 18, 2017

Santa Ana — The California Community Colleges Board of Governors, in a resolution adopted by unanimous vote, today called on Congress to immediately and permanently preserve the federal Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program and further work toward comprehensive immigration reform. The board declared its unequivocal support for DACA recipients and other undocumented students in the California Community Colleges system.

Press Release — California Community Colleges Board of Governors Approves Partnership with Nonprofit Western Governors University

September 18, 2017

Santa Ana — The California Community Colleges’ Board of Governors today approved a new partnership with Western Governors University (WGU) that allows graduates of California’s 114 community colleges to transfer and seek their bachelor’s degree at a discount from the fully accredited, online institution.

Press Release — California Community Colleges Encourage Students to Apply for the DACA Renewal Scholarship by Oct. 5

September 13, 2017

Sacramento — The California Community Colleges today applauded the Mission Asset Fund (MAF) for offering scholarship funds to cover the costs for students needing to renew their Deferred Action for Childhood Arrives (DACA) status before the upcoming Oct. 5 deadline.

Media Statement — California Community Colleges Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley’s Statement on the Trump Administration’s Action to End DACA for Dreamers

September 5, 2017

Sacramento — California Community Colleges Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley issued the following statement on the Trump administration’s action to end DACA:

"Ending DACA is a heartless and senseless decision that goes against American ideals and basic human decency. Those who are affected by this decision were brought to this country as children and are pursuing an education and making contributions to their communities..."

Press Release  — California Education Leaders Focus on College Affordability by Advancing College Promise Partnerships  

August 30, 2017

Sacramento — More than 400 education leaders, including the heads of all public education systems in California, have gathered today with their partners to discuss and develop strategies to improve and expand College Promise partnerships, which offer financial, academic, and community support to eligible students throughout the state.

Media Advisory — College Promise in California will be Focus of Summit Attended by State and National Education Leaders

August 29, 2017

Sacramento — Representatives from the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office, Community College League of California, College Promise Campaign, California College Promise Campaign Leadership Team, Los Rios Community College District, and the Regional Educational Laboratory West at WestEd will highlight strategies for strengthening College Promise programs through local partnership-building and leveraging resources for financial sustainability.

Press Release — Twenty-four California Community Colleges Move Forward with Makerspaces to Prepare Students to Contribute the Creative

August 7, 2017

Sacramento — Makerspace initiatives at 24 community colleges from Orange County to Oroville are being awarded a total of $6 million in grants from the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office to establish maker programs that foster student innovation and entrepreneurial skills.

Press Release — Standouts in Career Education Earn Accolades as California's Community Colleges Advance Social and Economic Mobility

July 24, 2017

SacramentoMore than 100 career education programs delivered by 65 institutions in the California Community Colleges system have earned a spot among the ranks of Strong Workforce Stars for their successes in helping students increase their earning power and social mobility.

Press Release — California Community Colleges Launches New Campaign Focused on Career Education Program Offerings

July 20, 2017

Sacramento — The California Community Colleges today launched a new campaign aimed at prospective students, both high school students and adults who want to gain new skills, as well as parents, counselors, employers, and other stakeholders to promote the benefits of California Community Colleges Career Education as an affordable, accessible pathway to a rewarding career.

Media Statement — California Community Colleges Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley’s Statement on Ted Mitchell Taking the Helm at the American Council on Education

July 20, 2017

Sacramento — California Community Colleges Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley issued the following statement on Ted Mitchell being named president of the American Council on Education: