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SACRAMENTO, Calif. – 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:
“The community college districts affected by the Lake Oroville situation continue to focus on the safety of students, staff and of all residents in the region. The state chancellor's office is working with the districts to minimize any impact that closure of Butte and Yuba colleges and their centers may have on academic calendars. These colleges are committed to their will communities' wellbeing and will play important roles as the region recovers from this emergency and moves forward.”
The California Community Colleges is the largest system of higher education in the nation composed of 72 districts and 113 colleges serving 2.1 million students per year. Community colleges supply workforce training, basic skills education in English and math, and prepares students for transfer to four-year institutions. The Chancellor’s Office provides leadership, advocacy and support under the direction of the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges. For more information about the community colleges, please visit http://californiacommunitycolleges.cccco.edu/.