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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.

Press Release — California Community Colleges Board of Governors Honors Four with 2016 Classified Employee of the Year Award

May 16, 2016

Sacramento — The California Community Colleges Board of Governors at their board meeting today honored Kim Goff, Stan Rapada, Rebecca Saffold and Jocelyn Vila as the 2016 California Community Colleges Classified Employees of the Year.

Media Statement — California Community Colleges Acting Chancellor Erik E. Skinner’s Statement on Gov. Brown’s Revised Budget Plan

May 13, 2016

Sacramento — California Community Colleges Acting Chancellor Erik E. Skinner issued the following statement on Gov. Jerry Brown’s revised state budget plan, which was released today.

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

May 12, 2016

Sacramento — California Community Colleges Acting Chancellor Erik E. Skinner issued the following statement on Gov. Jerry Brown’s reappointment of Danny Hawkins to the California Community Colleges Board of Governors.

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...

Press Release — California Community Colleges Board of Governors Unanimously Approves Plan to Change Accreditation

March 21, 2016

Sacramento — The California Community Colleges today approved plans to better align the system’s 113 colleges with other segments of higher education through changes to the current accreditation structure...

PRESS RELEASE — California Community Colleges Chancellor Brice W. Harris to Receive ACE Lifetime Achievement Award

March 9, 2016

SacramentoThe American Council on Education (ACE) announced today that California Community Colleges Chancellor Brice W. Harris will receive the ACE Lifetime Achievement Award this weekend in San Francisco.

Press Release — California Community Colleges Hosts Fifth Veterans Summit in City of Industry

March 3, 2016

Sacramento — Hundreds of California Community Colleges faculty, staff and administrators, along with other professionals who work with veterans, are attending the California Community Colleges Veterans Summit today and tomorrow in City of Industry. The purpose of the summit is to share information and best practices to better help veterans transition to higher education.

Press Release — New California Community Colleges Accountability Metric Reveals Nearly $500 Million in Wage Gains by Students Who are “Skills Builders”

March 3, 2016

Sacramento — Students who take career technical education courses to maintain or add to their job 
skills experience median wage increases of 13.6 percent, or $4,300, according to a new student performance 
measurement developed by the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office.



Media Statement — California Community Colleges Chancellor Brice W. Harris’ Statement on New Appointment to Board of Governors

March 2, 2016

Sacramento — California Community Colleges Chancellor Brice W. Harris issued a statement on Gov. Jerry Brown’s appointment of Pamela Haynes to the California Community Colleges Board of Governors.

Media Advisory — California Community Colleges Hosts Fifth Veterans Summit

February 29, 2016

Sacramento — California Community Colleges, in conjunction with the Faculty Association of California Community Colleges and the Foundation for California Community Colleges, will host the fifth California Community Colleges Veterans Summit to help our returning veterans transition to civilian life through higher education.

Media Advisory — California Community Colleges Skills Builder Media Teleconference

February 26, 2016

SacramentoCalifornia Community Colleges Chancellor Brice W. Harris will host a media teleconference on new measures for success in California Community Colleges. The call will focus on students known as ‘skill builders’, or students who finish some intermediate or advanced career technical education classes but do not earn a certificate or degree. Chancellor Harris will explain their importance and positive impact on the state’s economy.
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PRESS RELEASE — California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office Welcomes New Vice Chancellor Debra Connick joins the Chancellor's Office with more than 30 years in state government

February 16, 2016

Sacramento — The California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office today announces the addition of Debra Connick to the role of chief information officer and vice chancellor of Technology, Research and Information Systems. Today is Connick’s first day in her new position.

Media Statement — California Community Colleges Chancellor Brice W. Harris’ Statement on Newly proposed Community College Partnership Tax Credit

February 5, 2016

Sacramento — :California Community Colleges Chancellor Brice W. Harris issued a statement on a proposed Community College Partnership Tax Credit, introduced today by the Department of Education.:

Press Release — Board of Governors and Community College League Team Up to Support California College Promise Legislation

February 4, 2016

Sacramento — Board of Governors and Community College League Team Up to Support California College Promise Legislation

Media Advisory — California Community Colleges Chancellor to Give Overview of Student Success Initiative to Senate Education Committee

February 1, 2016

Sacramento — California Community Colleges Chancellor Brice W. Harris will give an overview on the implementation of the California Community Colleges Student Success Initiative to the Senate Education Committee. Theresa D. Tena, vice chancellor of Institutional Effectiveness and Francisco Rodriguez, chancellor of the Los Angeles Community College District will also speak, along with leaders from several colleges throughout the state and student representatives. 


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Press Release — California Community Colleges Board of Governors Recognizes 2015-16 Exemplary Program Award Recipients

January 20, 2016

Sacramento — The California Community Colleges Board of Governors today recognized two California community colleges as 2015-16 Exemplary Program Award recipients. Las Positas College and Pasadena City College were chosen for developing programs that utilize contextualized teaching and learning strategies to further student success.

Press Release— California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office Presents State of the System Report

January 19, 2016

Sacramento — The California Community Colleges released its annual State of the System report on Tuesday, with results from the 2014-15 academic year showing another record reached in the number of certificates and degrees earned by students as well as increased number of course sections offered throughout the 113-college system.

Press Release — California Community Colleges’ “I Can Afford College” Financial Aid Awareness Initiative Launches New Advertising Campaign Featuring Zach King

January 15, 2016

Sacramento —The California Community College’s Chancellors Office on Monday, January 18, will launch a new advertising campaign for its “I Can Afford College” statewide financial aid awareness initiative. The new digital media and radio ads remind current and prospective students of the financial aid opportunities available year-round at California community colleges.

Media Statement — California Community Colleges Chancellor Brice W. Harris’ Statement on Gov. Jerry Brown’s 2016-2017 Budget Proposal

January 7, 2016

Sacramento — California Community Colleges Chancellor Brice W. Harris issued a statement on Gov. Jerry Brown’s 2016-17 budget proposal, which was released today