MEDIA STATEMENT January 14, 2015

Contact: Paige Marlatt Dorr
Office: 916.327.5356
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Chancellor Harris Statement on Today’s Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges

Ruling in Favor of City College of San Francisco

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Chancellor Brice W. Harris today issued the following statement on the decision of the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges to grant City College of San Francisco two more years to finish its recovery:

“Today’s decision by the accrediting commission to grant City College of San Francisco an additional two years to finalize its recovery is welcome news. Through hard work and focused commitment by the college community, City College has entered a phase of stability and sustained improvement that will serve students well for many years to come. I look forward to supporting the locally elected board, faculty and staff as this progress continues.”

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 http://californiacommunitycolleges.cccco.edu/, https://www.facebook.com/CACommColleges, or https://twitter.com/CalCommColleges.

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