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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.

Press Release — California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office Recognizes National Apprenticeship Week

November 15, 2016

Sacramento — The California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office this week is recognizing and celebrating the second annual National Apprenticeship Week. It runs November 14 -20 and is designed to provide the apprenticeship community the opportunity to recognize success stories of apprentices, businesses, labor, education and other entities that contribute to longstanding, successful and sustainable apprenticeship programs.

Press Release — California Community Colleges Board of Governors Elects Officers for 2017

November 14, 2016

Sacramento — The California Community Colleges Board of Governors today elected Cecilia V. Estolano to serve as president and Thomas Epstein to serve as vice president for 2017. The board, appointed by the governor, nominates and elects its president and vice president each November.

Press Release — California Community Colleges Reaffirm Values of Inclusiveness and Diversity Following Presidential Election

November 10, 2016

Sacramento — As student government leaders from around the state gather in Sacramento for their general assembly, the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office on Thursday reminded students, including undocumented students, that financial aid remains available for them to pursue their educational goals.

Press Release — Incoming California Community Colleges Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley Applauds Passage of Propositions 51, 55 and Local Bond Measures by California Voters

November 9, 2016

Sacramento — Incoming California Community Colleges Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley today said voter approvals of Proposition 55, which will provide funding for education, as well as statewide and local facilities bond measures are important victories for both students and the state’s 113 community colleges.

Press Release — California Community Colleges Incoming Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley Honored at White House as “Champion of Change for College Opportunity”

September 30, 2016

Sacramento — California Community Colleges incoming Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley today was honored at the White House as a “Champion of Change for College Opportunity.” Oakley was recognized for his work on the Long Beach College Promise and his efforts to establish a California College Promise.

Press Release — Former ITT Tech Students Assisted by California Community Colleges Following Closure

September 30, 2016

Sacramento — California community colleges, working with other state and federal partners, have participated in more than two dozen outreach meetings with former ITT Technical Institute students affected by the for-profit chain’s sudden closure earlier this month and assisted more than 600 students at these events.

Media Statement — California Community Colleges Incoming Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley’s Statement on Gov. Brown’s Veto of the Dream Resource Liaison Bill

September 28, 2016

Sacramento — California Community Colleges incoming Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley issued the following statement on Gov. Jerry Brown’s veto of AB 2009 (Lopez) that requires community colleges to establish on-campus Dream Resource Liaisons for the purposes of providing educational support services applicable to undocumented students

Press Release — California Community Colleges Interim Chancellor Erik E. Skinner Praises Gov. Jerry Brown for Signing College Promise Legislation

September 22, 2016

Sacramento — California Community Colleges Interim Chancellor Erik E. Skinner today is praising Gov. Jerry Brown for signing AB 1741 (Rodriguez and O’Donnell). The bill establishes the California College Promise Innovation Grant Program, which creates partnerships between K-12, community college and four-year university segments to provide pathways for students to achieve educational goals. Gov. Brown signed the legislation on Wednesday.

Press Release — California Community Colleges and Secretary of State Team Up to Increase Civic Participation and Voter Registration

September 19, 2016

Sacramento — SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The California Community Colleges Board of Governors today endorsed a nonpartisan effort by the California secretary of state to increase voter registration and civic participation by students from all segments of public higher education.

Press Release — California Community Colleges Board of Governors Honors Winners of 2016 Energy and Sustainability Awards

September 19, 2016

Woodland — The California Community Colleges Board of Governors today honored Santiago Canyon College, Solano Community College and Long Beach City College as winners of the annual Excellence in Energy and Sustainability award competition for the implementation of Proposition 39 projects. Las Positas College, Hartnell College and Cypress College were selected as honorable mentions in the contest.

Media Statement — Interim Chancellor Erik E. Skinner’s Statement on Two California Community Colleges Being Named as Finalists for 2017 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence

September 13, 2016

Sacramento — California Community Colleges Interim Chancellor Erik E. Skinner issued the following statement on two California community colleges, Chaffey College and Pasadena City College, being named as finalists for the 2017 2017 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence.

Press Release — Higher Education Leaders Mobilize to Expand Tuition-Free Community College in California

August 30, 2016

Oakland — Hundreds of community college representatives from around the state are in Oakland today to share effective models for strengthening and expanding the California College Promise, a bold effort to offer two years of tuition-free community college to hard-working students.

Media Advisory — Tuition-Free Community College Will Be Focus of Conference Attended by State and National Education Leaders

August 23, 2016

Sacramento — A statewide gathering of more than 350 California community college staff, administrators, trustees and partners who are interested in developing or improving a College Promise program. California is considered a leader in implementing these programs, which provide students with financial support and wrap-around services to enable them to attend and complete community college. This gathering will offer participants ideas and strategies on a number of central components of College Promise programs as well as the opportunity to connect with others implementing and developing College Promise programs across the state.

Press Release — California Community Colleges Start Fall 2016 With Improved Transfer Pathways, Bachelor’s Degree Programs at 10 Colleges and More Partnerships That Enhance College Affordability

August 22, 2016

Sacramento — California’s community colleges are welcoming students this fall term with improved transfer pathways to California State University (CSU) and the University of California (UC) as well as bachelor degree offerings at 10 colleges as part of a historic pilot program aimed at meeting the needs of the state’s changing economy. Additionally, college will be more affordable for thousands of students thanks to nearly two dozen College Promise programs now in place or beginning soon across the state.

Press Release — California Community Colleges Interim Chancellor Erik E. Skinner’s Statement on New Appointment to Board of Governors

July 21, 2016

Sacramento — California Community Colleges Interim Chancellor Erik E. Skinner issued the following statement on Gov. Jerry Brown’s appointment of Eman Dalili to the California Community Colleges Board of Governors

Press Release — Dr. John W. Rice Award Presented to California Community Colleges Programs Exemplifying Diversity and Equity

July 19, 2016

Sacramento — The 16th Annual Dr. John W. Rice Diversity & Equity Award ceremony today honored three college programs whose work has fostered student equity, diversity and access in the California Community Colleges. The ceremony was held at the Crocker Art Museum.

Press Release — Eloy Ortiz Oakley Named Chancellor of the California Community Colleges

July 18, 2016

Sacramento — The California Community Colleges Board of Governors today announced the unanimous selection of Long Beach Community College District Superintendent-President Eloy Ortiz Oakley, a nationally known innovator in public education, as the next chancellor to lead the largest and most diverse system of public higher education in the nation.

Media Advisory — California Community Colleges Board of Governors to Name New Chancellor on July 18

July 15, 2016

Sacramento — Board of Governors President Geoffrey L. Baum will introduce the chancellor of the nation’s largest system of higher education at the beginning of the board’s regularly scheduled public meeting. A media availability will follow.