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MEDIA STATEMENT                                                                                                       January 29, 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 William A. Rawlings to the California Community Colleges Board of Governors:

“Mr. Rawlings brings a deep level of expertise and knowledge to the Board of Governors, and we are fortunate to have him at our side as we pursue the goals articulated in the system’s Vision for Success,’’  Oakley said. “Classified staff play a critical role in the success of our 2.1 million students, and board member Rawlings will contribute that perspective as we shape and implement policies that will lead to better educational and career outcomes for students.”

Gov. Brown announced the appointment on Friday. Rawlings, 42, of Diamond Bar, has been a computer facilities coordinator at Mt. San Antonio College since 1999. He was computer operator for the Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified School District from 1998 to 1999, where he was a part-time computer operator from 1996 to 1998 and a substitute computer operator in 1996. Rawlings was a microcomputer specialist at Fullerton College from 1993 to 1997, where he was senior computer lab technician from 1993 to 1995. He is a member of the California Educational Technology Professionals Association, California School Employees Association and the Watchmen Arts Association Board of Directors.


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