June 16, 2015

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California Community Colleges Chancellor Brice W. Harris issues statement on budget deal

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – California Community Colleges Chancellor Brice W. Harris today issued the following statement on the budget deal struck by Gov. Jerry Brown and state legislative leaders:

“The agreement reached by legislative leaders and Gov. Brown increases the state’s investment in public higher education and will allow community colleges to continue to pursue the co-equal goals of improving access to our campuses and helping students succeed in greater numbers. Additional resources for California State University and University of California will benefit community college students and the state as a whole as it strives to produce more college-educated workers for today’s economy.”

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