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California Community Colleges Chancellor Brice W. Harris’ Statement on New Appointment to Board of Governors

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – California Community Colleges Chancellor Brice W. Harris issued the following statement on Gov. Jerry Brown’s appointment of Pamela Haynes to the California Community Colleges Board of Governors:
“We are thrilled the governor has selected Pamela Haynes to join our board,” said Harris. “Throughout her decades of experience with California community colleges, first as a student and later as a district trustee, she has proven to be a highly respected professional, devoted to advancing student success and access initiatives. She is an effective leader and goes above and beyond to advocate for our students. We are delighted to welcome her.”
Gov. Brown announced the appointment on Tuesday. Haynes has served on the Los Rios Community College District Board of Trustees for more than 17 years and served as board president three times. She also sits on the Board of Trustees for the Community College League of California and the Los Rios Foundation Board. Before retiring from state service in 2012, she served for eight years as a senior consultant for the California State Assembly. A Santa Monica City College transfer student, she has a bachelor's degree from UCLA and a master's degree in Public Administration from Harvard University.

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,, or