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SACRAMENTO, Calif. – 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.”
Gov. Brown announced the appointment today. In addition to Phan’s work at Cosumnes River College, he was a business development manager at Steinberg Architects from 2008 to 2012 and at Carrier Johnson and Culture from 2004 to 2008. Phan also served as a legislative assistant with the San Diego County Board of Supervisors from 2001 to 2003 and was a member of the San Diego City Council in 1998. He earned a Doctor of Education degree in Educational Leadership from the California State University, Sacramento and a master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of San Diego School of Business.
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 and prepare 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/.