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MEDIA STATEMENT February 28, 2018

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California Community Colleges Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley’s Statement on Member Appointment to Board of Governors

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – California Community Colleges Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley issued the following statement on Gov. Jerry Brown’s appointment of Darius W. Anderson to the California Community Colleges Board of Governors:

“Mr. Anderson has vast experience in both government affairs and business and will bring a unique perspective to the Board of Governors,” said Oakley. “His impressive background will be of great service to our system and 2.1 million students as we seek to meet the goals and commitments laid out in the Vision for Success.”

Gov. Brown announced the appointment on Tuesday. Anderson, 53, of Sonoma, has been chief executive officer and founder at Kenwood Investments since 2000 and at Platinum Advisors since 1998. He was chief of staff at Yucaipa Companies LLC and vice president of external affairs at Ralphs Grocery Stores Inc. from 1993 to 1998.

The California Community Colleges is the largest system of higher education in the nation composed of 72 districts and 114 colleges serving 2.1 million students per year. Community colleges supply workforce training, basic skills education in English and math, 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,, or