MEDIA ADVISORY

November 3, 2015

Paige Marlatt Dorr

Office: 916.327.5356

Cell: 916.601.8005

Office E-mail: pdorr@cccco.edu

California Community Colleges to Celebrate the Signing of Legislation that Expands High

School Students’ Access to Higher Education

Who/What: California Community Colleges Board of Governors President Geoffrey L. Baum and Assembly Majority Leader Chris Holden, D-Pasadena, will celebrate the signing of Holden’s AB 288 on dual enrollment. The bill creates partnerships between high schools and community colleges to allow a broader range of students to take college-level courses at their high schools or on college campuses.

When: Wednesday, November 4, 2015 at 10 a.m. Where: Pasadena City College, Center for the Arts

1570 E. Colorado Blvd, Pasadena

Parking in lots 6 & 7

Speakers: Geoffrey L. Baum, President, California Community Colleges Board of Governors Vincent Stewart, Vice Chancellor, California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office Assemblymember Chris Holden

Dr. Rajen Vurdien, Pasadena City College President

NOTE: Media planning to attend are asked to RSVP to Paige Marlatt Dorr at pdorr@cccco.edu.

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/, https://www.facebook.com/CACommColleges, or https://twitter.com/CalCommColleges.

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