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Press Release — Two New Executive Hires Fill Posts Critical to Advancing Student Success Initiative in California Community Colleges

August 14, 2014

Sacramento — The California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office and the Foundation for California Community Colleges today announced the following executive office hires.

Press Release — California Community Colleges Makes $45 Million Investment to Cut Power Costs, Improve Energy Efficiency Job-Training Programs

August 11, 2014

Sacramento — Thanks to Proposition 39, the voter-approved initiative that provides funding for energy projects in state schools, the Chancellor’s Office dispersed $45 million to community colleges to pay for energy efficient and clean energy infrastructure improvements, and to enhance green jobs-training programs.

Media Advisory — California Community Colleges Chancellor Brice W. Harris and Board President Manuel Baca Laud New Federal Law that Lowers Tuition Costs for Non-Resident Veterans

August 8, 2014

Sacramento — California Community Colleges Chancellor Brice W. Harris and Board of Governors President Manuel Baca today praised legislation signed into law this week by President Obama that directs colleges and universities to charge in-state tuition to all veterans and their families, regardless of residency.

PR — California Community Colleges Chancellor Brice W. Harris Welcomes President Obama to Los Angeles Trade-Technical College

July 24, 2014

Sacramento — California Community Colleges Chancellor Brice W. Harris today welcomed President Obama to Los Angeles Trade-Technical College, in a visit that highlighted the critical role that community colleges play in developing the nation’s workforce.

Press Release — Dr. John W. Rice Award Presented to California Community Colleges Program and Employee Exemplifying Diversity and Equity at Ceremony Today

July 8, 2014

Sacramento — The 14th Annual Dr. John W. Rice Diversity & Equity Award ceremony was held today at The Sterling Hotel in Sacramento and honored a college program and administrator whose work has fostered student equity, diversity, and access in the California Community Colleges system.

Press Relase — California Community Colleges Chancellor Brice W. Harris Announces Updates to Executive Team

July 7, 2014

Sacramento — California Community Colleges Chancellor Brice W. Harris today announced that Dr. Pamela Walker, currently interim president of American River College, has received an appointment by the Governor’s Office as vice chancellor of academic affairs for the Chancellor’s Office, and will begin this August.

Media Statement — California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office Issues Statement Questioning Validity of New Report on Time to Completion

July 1, 2014

SacramentoPatrick Perry, vice chancellor for technology, research, and information systems, issued the following statement about a report issued today by the Campaign for College Opportunity on time to completion rates and student costs in California community colleges:.

Media Statement — Community Colleges Chancellor Brice W. Harris Lauds Appointments to Board of Governors

June 30, 2014

Sacramento — California Community Colleges Chancellor Brice W. Harris issued the following statement on Gov. Jerry Brown’s appointment of Scott Budnick and the reappointment of Danny Hawkins to the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges:.

Media Statement — California Community Colleges Chancellor Brice W. Harris Applauds State Assembly Committee Passage of Bill Allowing Community Colleges to Award Bachelor’s Degrees

June 24, 2014

Sacramento — California Community Colleges Chancellor Brice W. Harris issued a statement after the Assembly Higher Education Committee today passed SB 850 (Block), which would permit community colleges to offer baccalaureate degrees in limited circumstances.

Press Release — The California Community Colleges System Highlights Governor, Legislators with “I Can Afford College” Financial Aid Awareness Display at State Capitol

June 5, 2014

Sacramento — The California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office unveiled a three-panel display at the California State Capitol, which features key benefits of attending a California community college. The display specifically showcases California State Governor Jerry Brown and 55 members of the California State Legislature that attended or served at any of the 112 California community colleges.

Press Release — California Community Colleges Board of Governors Honors Four with 2014 Classified Employee of the Year Award

May 20, 2014

Sacramento — The California Community Colleges Board of Governors named Katy Fitzgerald, Mike Mitchell, Brooke Sauter, and Hoover Zariani as 2014 California Community Colleges Classified Employees of the Year and honored them today at the board of governors meeting in Sacramento.

MEDIA STATEMENT — California Community Colleges Chancellor Brice W. Harris Applauds UC Plan to Admit Students from a Wider Array of Community Colleges

May 14, 2014

Sacramento — California Community Colleges Chancellor Brice W. Harris issued the following statement on a University of California (UC) plan, announced today at a UC Board of Regents meeting, which aims to boost the volume of transfers from a wider spectrum of California community colleges to the UC system.

MEDIA STATEMENT — California Community Colleges Chancellor Brice W. Harris Applauds $50 Million Increase for Career Technical Education Funding in Revised 2014‐15 Budget Plan

May 13, 2014

Sacramento — California Community Colleges Chancellor Brice W. Harris issued the following statement on Gov. Jerry Brown’s revised 2014-15 state budget proposal, released today, which boosts career technical education funding by $50 million.

Press Release — California Community College Students to Get Leg Up on Way to Top Law Schools Under First of its Kind Pathway Program

May 1, 2014

Sacramento — The California Community Colleges and the State Bar of California today announced a new initiative that will provide students at 24 community colleges a smoother pathway to six of California’s top law schools.

MEDIA ADVISORY — California Community Colleges To Join Four-year Universities and Top Law Schools to Create Pathway to Law Degrees

April 29, 2014

HAYWARD, CA — California Community Colleges Chancellor Brice W. Harris will join higher education leaders and their representatives on May 1 to sign an agreement that will provide students at 24 community colleges a smoother pathway to six of California’s top law schools. The Community Colleges Pathway to Law School initiative, sponsored by the State Bar of California’s Council on Access & Fairness, is an unprecedented effort within California higher education to enhance opportunities and advancement in the legal profession for diverse populations, particularly those who have been underrepresented. The agreement will be signed as part of Law Day Celebration activities at Chabot College in Hayward.

Press Release — California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office Releases Updated Student Success Scorecard for all 112 Colleges

April 15, 2014

Sacramento — The California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office today released the first annual update of the Student Success Scorecard that details student outcomes at all 112 colleges, with statewide improvements shown in remedial education completion rates and several other categories tracked by the online accountability tool.

Press Release — California Community Colleges Chancellor Brice W. Harris Lauds Appointment of Four New Members to Board of Governors and Reappointment of Two Members

April 8, 2014

SACRAMENTO — California Community Colleges Chancellor Brice W. Harris issued the following statement on Gov. Jerry Brown’s appointments to the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges:
“The appointment of these four new members to the board of governors and the reappointment of two of our members, including President Manuel Baca and member Joseph Bielanski, come at an exciting time as our system of higher education pursues the twin goals of increasing access to California community colleges and improving student success. Gov. Brown has wisely selected appointees with impressive and varied backgrounds who will serve our 2.1 million students well.”

Press Release — California Community Colleges Lead National Drive to Better Track Information on Workforce Credentials and Bridge Skills Gap

April 7, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC — The California Community Colleges along with North Carolina’s community college system today launched a national workforce credentials initiative to develop common data standards and data sharing agreements among industry and professional certifying bodies, an effort seen as critical to improving alignment between employers and workforce training providers.

Press Release — The California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office Launches Updated and Redesigned “I Can Afford College” Financial Aid Awareness Website

March 19, 2014

SACRAMENTO — The California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office today launched the redesigned icanaffordcollege.com website to better serve current and prospective community college students. The newly revamped site is easier-to-navigate, offers a clear picture of the many different types of financial aid available and directly connects students to the required forms or to one-on-one assistance at their local college.

Press Release — California Community Colleges launch new statewide center to increase student success

March 10, 2014

SACRAMENTO — The California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office and the Foundation for California Community Colleges (Foundation) are proud to announce the launch of the California Student Success Center, which will act as a hub of support for projects around the state that improve college completion rates and promote student success.

MEDIA STATEMENT— California Community Colleges Chancellor Brice W. Harris Lauds appointment of Cecilia Estolano to Board of Governors and Reappointment of Geoffrey L. Baum

March 3, 2014

SACRAMENTO — California Community Colleges Chancellor Brice W. Harris issued the following statement on Gov. Jerry Brown’s appointment of Cecilia Estolano to the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges and the reappointment of Geoffrey L. Baum to another term on the board that oversees the largest public higher education system in the country.

Press Release — Senator Leno Joins San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee and Community College Leaders to Introduce Legislation Preserving Critical Funding for City College of San Francisco

February 10, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO — Senator Mark Leno today joined San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee, community college leaders, and City College of San Francisco officials to introduce legislation that provides critical funding for the college as it continues to make progress toward maintaining accreditation.

MEDIA ADVISORY — Three higher education leaders to discuss collaboration at UC Board of Regents, media availability to follow

January 22, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO — UC President Janet Napolitano, California State University Chancellor Timothy P. White and California Community Colleges Chancellor Brice W. Harris will address the UC Board of Regents at the University of San Francisco, Mission Bay Campus, today about ways they are collaborating to strengthen implementation of California’s Master Plan for Higher Education.

PRESS RELEASE — California Community Colleges Chancellor Brice W. Harris Attends White House Summit on College Access for Low-Income and Disadvantaged Students

January 16, 2014

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California Community Colleges Chancellor Brice W. Harris spent today in Washington as an invited guest of President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama for a college accessibility summit at the White House. More than 100 higher education leaders from across the country participated in the summit that focused on getting more low-income and disadvantaged students into college.

MEDIA ADVISORY — California Community Colleges Chancellor Brice W. Harris To Participate In A White House Summit Focused On Increasing College Opportunity

January 14, 2014

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California Community Colleges Chancellor Brice W. Harris will participate in a White House event Thursday hosted by President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama that will focus on new actions to increase college opportunity for low-income and disadvantaged students.

PRESS RELEASE — California Community Colleges Board of Governors Approves Changes to Fee Waiver Provisions

January 13, 2014

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California community college students receiving fee waivers will have to meet minimum academic and progress standards to remain eligible for the financial assistance under new regulations adopted today by the California Community Colleges Board of Governors.

MEDIA STATEMENT — California Community Colleges Chancellor Brice W. Harris Applauds Gov. Brown’s Proposed 2014-15 Budget, Calls It Best in Recent Memory

January 9, 2014

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California Community Colleges Chancellor Brice W. Harris issued the following statement today about Gov. Jerry Brown's proposed 2014-15 budget: