MEDIA STATEMENT

August 28, 2015

Contact: Paul Feist
Office: 916.327.5353
Cell: 209.670.6240
Office email: pfeist@cccco.edu

California Community Colleges Chancellor Brice W. Harris Comments on the

Release of the 2015 Chancellor’s Office Task Force Report on Accreditation

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – California Community Colleges Chancellor Brice W. Harris issued the following statement on today's release of the report by the 2015 Chancellor's Office Task Force Report on Accreditation:

"I'd like to thank the task force members for their work on this document. I generally agree with the findings and believe that it is in the best interest of our 2.1 million students that we begin a conversation focused on changing the way our colleges are accredited in the future. Regional accreditation is vitally important in helping to ensure academic quality, but the current approach is not serving our colleges and students well. I look forward to discussing these recommendations with our shared governance body and with the Board of Governors to seek their input."

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION:

The 2015 Chancellor's Office Task Force Report on Accreditation report is available at:
http://californiacommunitycolleges.cccco.edu/Portals/0/reports/2015-Accreditation-Report-ADA.pdf

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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