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Media Statement — California Community Colleges Chancellor Brice W. Harris Comments on the Release of the 2015 Chancellor’s Office Task Force Report on Accreditation

August 28, 2015

Sacramento — California Community Colleges Chancellor Brice W. Harris issued a statement on today's release of the report by the 2015 Chancellor's Office Task Force Report on Accreditation

Media Advisory — California Community Colleges to Hold San Francisco Town Hall Meeting on Recommendations to Improve Delivery of Workforce Education

August 20, 2015

Sacramento — Members of the California Community Colleges Board of Governors and Chancellor Brice W. Harris will participate in a town hall meeting to discuss 25 recommendations developed by a task force aimed at improving the delivery of workforce education in the system’s 113 community colleges.

Media Advisory — California Community Colleges to Hold Los Angeles Town Hall Meeting on Recommendations to Improve Delivery of Workforce Education

August 20, 2015

Sacramento — Members of the California Community Colleges Board of Governors and Chancellor Brice W. Harris will participate in a town hall meeting to discuss 25 recommendations developed by a task force aimed at improving the delivery of workforce education in the system’s 113 community colleges.

Press Release —Community Colleges Task Force on Workforce Education Recommends Important Changes to Increase California Competitiveness and Job Creation

August 19, 2015

Sacramento —A California Community Colleges task force has put forth 25 recommendations to strengthen workforce education throughout the 113-college system with the goal of closing the skills gap that employers say is a barrier to filling existing jobs and fueling job creation.

Press Release — California Community Colleges Begin Deployment of New Academic Advising and Planning Platform

July 28, 2015

Sacramento — Community college students throughout California will soon have access to new technology that will help them identify their academic goals, develop structured, personalized plans for success and make informed course choices about their education.

Press Release: — Dr. John W. Rice Award presented to two California Community Colleges instructors for exceptional work promoting diversity and equity on campus

July 21, 2015

Sacramento — Two distinguished California Community Colleges instructors were honored today with the Dr. John W. Rice Diversity & Equity Award for their work in fostering student equity, diversity and access in the California Community Colleges

Press Release — Clovis Community College becomes 113th college with approval by California Community Colleges Board of Governors

July 20, 2015

Sacramento — The California Community Colleges Board of Governors voted unanimously today to recognize Clovis Community College as the 113th campus of the state’s community college system.

Media Statement — California Community Colleges Chancellor Brice W. Harris Welcomes New
Appointee to the Board of Governors

July 10, 2015

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

Media Statement — Chancellor Brice W. Harris’ Statement on the University of California’s Transfer Plan for California Community Colleges Students

July 7, 2015

Sacramento —California Community Colleges Chancellor Brice W. Harris responds to University of California’s introduction of a new academic roadmap for California Community Colleges students who plan to apply to transfer to UC campuses, a step forward in an effort to simplify the admissions process and help students better prepare for transfer to the university.

MEDIA STATEMENT — California Community Colleges Chancellor Brice W. Harris issues statement on budget deal 

June 16, 2015

Sacramento — California Community Colleges Chancellor Brice W. Harris today issued the following statement on the budget deal struck by Gov. Jerry Brown and state legislative leaders: 

PRESS RELEASE — Interim general counsel for California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office named

June 16, 2015

Sacramento — Chancellor Brice W. Harris today announced that Thuy Thi Nguyen, general counsel for the Peralta Community College District, has been named interim general counsel for the California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office.

PRESS RELEASE — California Community Colleges overhauls nation's largest virtual catalog of online courses, marks progress on system-wide improvement to distance education

June 8, 2015

Sacramento — Chancellor Brice W. Harris today announced that the California Community Colleges has upgraded its web-based catalog of online college courses, California Virtual Campus, to  make it easier for students to find transferrable courses, marking a major milestone in the system's bid to improve student access and completion rates through enhanced distance education services. 

MEDIA ADVISORY — Major improvements in the California Community Colleges' online education effort to be introduced Monday 

June 3, 2015

Sacramento — Who: California Community Colleges Chancellor Brice W. Harris; Pat James, executive director of the California Community Colleges Online Education Initiative; Steve Klein, program director, California Community Colleges Online Education Initiative. 

PRESS RELEASE — National Skills Coalition awards California as one of four states to engage in the State Workforce and Education Alignment Project 

May 29, 2015

Sacramento — The California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office, in collaboration with other state partners, has been selected to participate in the National Skills Coalition State Workforce and Education Alignment Project, a data sharing and accountability initiative designed to better prepare students for middle-skill jobs. 

PRESS RELEASE — Board of Governors awards $1 million to strengthen partnership with nonprofit program serving underrepresented students  

May 20, 2015

Sacramento — Demonstrating its firm resolve to improve the completion rates of underrepresented California community college students, the Board of Governors this week approved  $1 million contract to expand the services offered by the Umoja Community,  partnering nonprofit serving those students, on its campuses. 

Press Release — California Community Colleges Board of Governors honors four with 2015 Classified Employee of the Year Award
 

May 19, 2015

Sacramento, Calif. — The California Community Colleges Board of Governors named Rochelle Franco, Donni Jean Prince, Kelly Ramos and Vance Manakas as the 2015 California Community Colleges Classified Employees of the Year and honored them today at the board meeting in Sacramento.

PRESS RELEASE — Final three California community colleges to offer bachelor's degrees selected 

May 18, 2015

Sacramento — The California Community Colleges Board of Governors today selected the last three community colleges that will participate in a landmark pilot program allowing them to offer bachelor's degrees in vocation fields. The three colleges join 12 others that received final approval from the board in March.

MEDIA STATEMENT —  California Community Colleges Chancellor Brice W. Harris statement on Gov. Brown's revised budget plan

May 14, 2015

Sacramento — California Community Colleges Chancellor Brice W. Harris issued the following statement on Gov. Jerry Brown's revised state budget plan, which was released today: 

MEDIA STATEMENT — California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office statement on the closure of Corinthian Colleges

April 27, 2015

Sacramento — The California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office issued the following statement on the closure of Corinthian Colleges:

MEDIA STATEMENT: California Community Colleges Board of Governors President Geoffrey L. Baum welcomes two new board appointees

April 23, 2015

Sacramento — California Community Colleges Board of Governors President Geoffrey L. Baum issued the following statement following an announcement today that Gov. Edmund G. Brown Jr. appointed Connie Conway and Jennifer Perry to the board: 

MEDIA ADVISORY — Chancellor Brice W. Harris to brief college student media April 15 on baccalaureate degree program, improved transfer to four-year institutions and other initiatives 

April 10, 2015

Who: California Community Colleges Chancellor Brice W. Harris.

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PRESS RELEASE — Chancellor Brice W. Harris congratulates California community college, CSU and UC campuses for winning multi-million dollar award for innovation in higher education 

March 20, 2015

Sacramento —  Chancellor Brice W. Harris congratulated a variety of California community college, CSU and UC campuses following an announcement today from the Committee on Awards for Innovation in Higher Education that they won a $50 million state award for developing inventive programs that increase student access and success outcomes. It will be split among the winning campuses.

PRESS RELEASE —  Board of Governors honors two with awards for excellence in education

March 17, 2015

Sacramento — In recognition of their work on behalf of students, two community college educators, Douglas Dildine of Contra Costa College and Mediha Din of El Camino College, were each honored with the 2014-15 Gerald C. Hayward Award for Excellence in Education today at the California Community Colleges Board of Governors meeting. 

PRESS RELEASE — California Community Colleges forges guaranteed transfer agreement with nine historically black colleges and universities

UPDATED: March 18, 2015

Sacramento — Beginning fall 2015, California community college students who meet certain academic criteria will be guaranteed admission to nine historically black colleges and universities, thanks to an agreement the California Community Colleges Board of Governors and the leaders of the institutions signed at the board's meeting today.

PRESS RELEASE — Twelve California Community Colleges receive final approval from Board of Governors to offer bachelor's degrees

March 16, 2015

Sacramento — The California Community Colleges Board of Governors gave final approval on Monday for 12 community colleges to participate in a landmark pilot program that allows them to offer bachelor's degrees in fields such as respiratory therapy, dental hygiene and aerospace manufacturing technology.

MEDIA STATEMENT — California Community Colleges Chancellor Brice W. Harris lauds board appointments 

March 12, 2015

Sacramento — California Community Colleges Chancellor Brice W. Harris issued the following statement on Gov. Jerry Brown's appointment of Valerie Lynne Shaw to the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges and the appointment of Gary Reed to another term on the board that oversees the largest higher education system in the country:

MEDIA ADVISORY — California Community Colleges Board of Governors to forge historic student transfer agreement with nine historically black colleges and universities 

March 11, 2015

Sacramento — Who: California Community Colleges Board of Governors, Chancellor Brice W. Harris and the representatives of the participating historically black colleges and universities. In addition, the executive director of the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), Dr. George Cooper, will be attending the event.