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Media Statement — California Community Colleges Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley’s Statement on President Donald Trump’s Budget Proposal

May 23, 2017

Sacramento — California Community Colleges Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley issued the following statement on President Donald Trump’s proposed federal budget, which was released today.

Press Release — California Community Colleges Board of Governors Honors Four with 2017 Classified Employee of the Year Award

May 17, 2017

Sacramento — The California Community Colleges Board of Governors today honored Ashley Chelonis, Zolayma Martin, Roberta McKinney and Julie Vu as the 2017 California Community Colleges Classified Employees of the Year.

Media Statement — California Community Colleges Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley’s Statement on Gov. Jerry Brown's Revised Budget Proposal

May 11, 2017

Sacramento — California Community Colleges Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley’s Statement on Gov. Jerry Brown's Revised Budget Proposal.

Press Release — California Community Colleges Announces Pathway to Self-Employment Pilot to Kickoff California’s Small Business Month

May 1, 2017

SacramentoIn conjunction with California Small Business Month in May, the California Community Colleges today announced a new program designed to pathway students into the small business world of freelancers, independent contractors and entrepreneurs enabled through online platforms – workers who comprise the “gig economy.”

Press Release — California Community Colleges Announce Virtual Town Hall to Develop Strategic Vision for the System

April 11, 2017

Sacramento — The California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office, with support from the Foundation for California Community Colleges, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, The James Irvine Foundation and College Futures Foundation, is soliciting input from the public through a virtual town hall as part of an effort to develop a long-term, ambitious vision for the California Community Colleges.

Press Release — Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley Congratulates 14 California Community Colleges and Community College Districts for Winning Award for Innovation in Higher Education

April 4, 2017

Sacramento — California Community Colleges Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley congratulated the 14 California community colleges and community colleges districts that they won a $25 million state award for developing innovative programs to increase completion rates and make college more affordable. The Committee on Awards for Innovation in Higher Education announced the awards on Monday. The money will be split among the winning campuses and districts.

Press Release — New Salary Surfer Data Show Big Wage Gains for Students Who Earn Associate Degrees or Certificates at California Community Colleges

March 29, 2017

Sacramento — It pays to complete your degree: earning a degree or certificate from a California community college continues to deliver a remarkable return on investment, according to updated analysis on Salary Surfer data. The online tool allows students and the public to view aggregated median earnings of those who complete a certificate or degree in a specific community college discipline and then enter the workforce.

Press Release — California Community Colleges Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley Addresses Higher Education Needs of Chinese Community at Media Roundtable

March 28, 2017

Los Angeles — California Community Colleges Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley hosted a Chinese media roundtable to address higher education needs of the Chinese community and to share key information and facts on the community college system and the availability of many different types of financial aid.  Chancellor Oakley heads the largest system of higher education in the nation that is composed of a network of 113 community colleges throughout California.

Press Release — California Community Colleges Board of Governors Approve 14 Community College Districts to Participate in the California College Promise Innovation Grant Program

March 20, 2017

Sacramento — The California Community Colleges Board of Governors today approved the selection of 14 community colleges districts to participate in the California College Promise Innovation Grant Program, which provides financial support to implement or expand College Promise partnerships. The grant program was established by AB 1741 (Rodriguez and O’Donnell), which was signed into law by Gov. Jerry Brown in September.

Press Release — California Community Colleges Board of Governors Honors Four Faculty Members
with 2016-17 Gerald C. Hayward Award for Excellence in Education 

March 20, 2017

Sacramento — The California Community Colleges Board of Governors today honored four professors with the 2016-17 Gerald C. Hayward Award for Excellence in Education. The winners are Marina Broeder (Mission College), Amanda Paskey (Cosumnes River College), Sally Saenger (Santa Barbara City College) and Jo Wen Wu (Fullerton College). Each winner received a commemorative plaque and $1,250.

Media Statement — California Community Colleges Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley’s Statement on New Appointment to Board of Governors

March 17, 2017

Sacramento — California Community Colleges Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley issued the following statement on Gov. Jerry Brown’s appointment of Man Phan to the California Community Colleges Board of Governors: 

“We are thrilled the governor has selected Man Phan to join the Board of Governors,” said Oakley. “He has been with the California Community Colleges since 2012 working directly with our students as a professor of business and marketing at Cosumnes River College.  Man is highly regarded by colleagues and students alike and is dedicated to our system’s mission of expanding access, improving graduation rates and increasing our students’ social mobility. He will be a strong leader for our system and advocate for our 2.1 million students. I am pleased to welcome him to our board.” 

Press Release — California Community Colleges Hosts Annual Veterans Summit in Sacramento

March 9, 2017

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

Press Release — California Community Colleges Chancellor Urges Eligible Students to Apply for Financial Aid under the California Dream Act

February 24, 2017

Sacramento — California Community Colleges Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley, concerned by a dramatic drop in financial aid applications among undocumented students, reminded students that assistance is still available through the California Dream Act and urged them to apply.

Media Statement — California Community Colleges Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley’s Statement on Lake Oroville Situation’s Impact on Local Community College Districts

February 14, 2017

Sacramento — California Community Colleges Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley today issued the following statement on the Lake Oroville situation affecting the Butte and Yuba community college districts.

Press Release — Citing Progress Toward Goal of Restoring Compton College, State Officials Announce Transfer of Governing Authority Back to Locally Elected Board

February 14, 2017

Sacramento — California Community Colleges Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley today announced that governance of the Compton Community College District will be returned to the district’s elected board of trustees, saying the move signals impressive achievement toward creating an independent, accredited college within the Compton Community College District (CCCD).

Press Release — California Community Colleges and Workforce Development System Join in Partnerships to Unlock Social Mobility

February 7, 2017

Sacramento — To help Californians increase earnings and social mobility, the California Community Colleges, California Workforce Development Board and California Workforce Association have joined forces to roll out Partnerships that Unlock Social Mobility.

Press Release — California Community Colleges Celebrates Career and Technical Education Month

February 2, 2017

Sacramento — The California Community Colleges will join with others this month to celebrate its workforce mission as part of the national Career and Technical Education (CTE) Month®, initiated by the Association for Career and Technical Education. CTE Month, is a public awareness campaign that takes place each February to celebrate the value of career technical education and the achievements and accomplishments of these programs across the country.

Press Release — California Community Colleges Board of Governors Recognizes 2016-17 Exemplary Program Award Recipients

January 18, 2017

Sacramento — :The California Community Colleges Board of Governors today recognized two California community colleges as 2016-17 Exemplary Program Award recipients. MiraCosta College in Oceanside and Reedley College near Fresno were chosen for developing programs that use contextualized teaching and learning strategies to help more students reach their educational goals, whether that be earning a degree or certificate, transferring to a four-year university or improving basic skills in English or math.

Media Statement — California Community Colleges Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley’s Statement on Two Member Reappointments to Board of Governors

January 13, 2017

Sacramento — California Community Colleges Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley issued the following statement on Gov. Jerry Brown’s reappointments of Board President Cecilia V. Estolano and Valerie Lynne Shaw to the California Community Colleges Board of Governors.

Media Statement — Statement on Accreditation Announcement Regarding City College of San Francisco

January 13, 2017

Sacramento — California Community Colleges Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley issued the following statement following the announcement by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges to reaffirm accreditation for the City College of San Francisco for seven years.

Press Release — California Community Colleges Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley’s Statement on Gov. Jerry Brown’s 2017-18 Budget Proposal

January 10, 2017

Sacramento — California Community Colleges Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley issued the following statement on Gov. Jerry Brown’s proposed 2017-18 budget.

Press Release — California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office Provides Guidance Related to Undocumented Students

December 5, 2016

Sacramento — The California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office today provided a guiding statement of principles to the system’s 113 colleges as they adjust to uncertainty over possible immigration policy changes that have the potential to affect undocumented students.

Press Release — Career Technical Education Credentials in Health at California Community Colleges Lead to Sizeable Wage Earnings

December 1, 2016

Sacramento — Students who earn health credentials, including two-year degrees or certificates, from career technical education programs at California community colleges increase their earnings by an average of 50 percent, according to a report released today by the Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC). A full copy of the PPIC report can be found here: http://www.ppic.org/content/pubs/report/R_1216SBR.pdf

Press Release — California Community Colleges Join UC and CSU to Ask President-elect Trump to Preserve Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)

November 29, 2016

Sacramento — Incoming California Community Colleges Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley, along with the heads of the University of California and California State University, today formally asked President-elect Donald J. Trump to continue the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which allows children of undocumented immigrants to pursue higher education in the United States.

Press Release — Incoming California Community Colleges Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley Announces Key Leadership Positions

November 21, 2016

Sacramento — Two new executive hires will fill key leadership positions within the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office and the Foundation for California Community Colleges, incoming Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley announced today.

Press Release — California Community Colleges Interim Chancellor Erik E. Skinner Honors Two Community College Programs with Student Success Award

November 18, 2014

Riverside — California Community Colleges Interim Chancellor Erik E. Skinner on Friday honored two community college programs with the 2016 Chancellor’s Student Success Award. The award is presented to programs that succeed in supporting students as they achieve their higher education goals. This year’s honorees are Los Angeles Valley College’s Family Resource Center and College of the Desert’s EDGE Program.