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MEDIA STATEMENT January 13, 2017

Contact: Paige Marlatt Dorr Office: 916.327.5356

Cell: 916.601.8005

Office E-mail: pdorr@cccco.edu


California Community Colleges Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley’s Statement on Accreditation Announcement Regarding City College of San Francisco

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – 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:

“Today’s announcement by the accrediting commission marks a new beginning for City College of San Francisco and its students after years of institutional improvement that has strengthened this great college. San Francisco has a tremendous asset in City College, which provides quality teaching and learning for students who want to improve their lives and their community. Today’s achievement could not have been possible without the hard work of faculty, staff and administrators at City College. I would also like to thank the Board of Governors, state Legislature, Governor Brown and the staff of the state Chancellor’s Office for working diligently to support this recovery. My office looks forward to working with Chancellor Susan Lamb and the Board of Trustees to ensure that the college continues on a path to structural improvements and financial sustainability.”


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/.