April 10, 2015

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Chancellor Brice W. Harris to brief college student media April 15 on baccalaureate degree program, improved transfer to four-year institutions and other initiatives

Who: California Community Colleges Chancellor Brice W. Harris.

What: A briefing for student reporters about a pilot program that will allow some community colleges to offer the bachelor’s degree, efforts to improve transfer from community colleges to four-year institutions and other important system-wide initiatives.

When: Wednesday, April 15, 2015 at 2 p.m. for approximately 45 minutes

Where: Harris will brief student media via a teleconference.

US/Canada toll free phone: 888-329-8877

International: 719-325-2494

Passcode: 9023657

Student reporters are asked to RSVP to

Please dial in 5-10 minutes prior to the start time. Please be sure to state to the operator that you are calling about the “California Community Colleges Spring Student Newspaper Briefing” and give your name, organization and email address. It is not mandatory to share an email address but helpful if follow-up is needed.

The California Community Colleges is the largest system of higher education in the nation composed of 72 districts and 112 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,, or