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SACRAMENTO, Calif. – California Community Colleges Chancellor Brice W. Harris issued the following statement on Gov. Jerry Brown’s appointment of Valerie Lynne Shaw to the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges and the reappointment of Gary Reed to another term on the board that oversees the largest public higher education system in the country:
“I congratulate Gary Reed and Valerie Lynne Shaw on their appointments to the board. From my time working with Mr. Reed I have found him to be a committed public servant whose decisions have been made with the best interests of our students in mind. We are delighted to welcome Ms. Shaw to the Board of Governors. Her experience as a college professor and in formulating public policy at the City of Los Angeles will serve the California Community Colleges and its 2.1 million students well.”
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.