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Media Statement — California Community Colleges Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley Issues Statement on Senate Approval of SB 291

May 23, 2019

Sacramento — California Community Colleges Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley issued the following statement on the Senate approval of Senate Bill 291:

“The state Senate is to be commended for approving SB 291 by Sen. Connie Leyva (D-Chino), which provides for need-based financial aid for community college students, correcting inequities in the current Cal Grant system. Sen. Leyva is a true champion of community college students and equity in our state. The true cost of college for California community college students is often higher than for UC or CSU students because fewer than 10 percent of Cal Grant funds make their way to community college students. My office will work diligently with the state Assembly to integrate this bill with AB 1314 (D-Medina and D-McCarty) to achieve a comprehensive financial aid reform that targets new resources to students with the greatest unmet need. Our students and our state deserve no less.”


Press Release — California Community Colleges Board of Governors Honors Three with 2019 Classified Employee of the Year Award

May 21, 2019

Sacramento — The California Community Colleges Board of Governors today honored Angela Musial, Mary Valdemar and Trinidad Araya as the 2019 California Community Colleges Classified Employees of the Year.

Press Release — Community Colleges Board of Governors to Extend Contract with Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley

May 21, 2019

Sacramento — The California Community Colleges Board of Governors on Tuesday announced its intention to extend its employment contract with state Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley by four years, citing his leadership in advancing reforms to improve student outcomes and close equity gaps within the 115-college system that serves 2.1 million students.

Press Release — California Community Colleges Dreamers Report Reveals Undocumented Students Need Increased Financial Aid, Legal Services, Mental Health Supports 

May 10, 2019 

Sacramento —The California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office has released the Dreamer’s Project Report, a landscape analysis of the current state of support that community colleges provide for the estimated 50,000-70,000 undocumented students in California. A collaborative effort between the Chancellor’s Office, the Foundation for California Community Colleges and Immigrants Rising, the report reveals the most pressing needs for undocumented students are financial aid, legal services, and mental and emotional health supports. 

Press Release — California Community Colleges Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley’s Statement on Gov. Gavin Newsom’s 2019-20 Revised Budget Proposal

May 9, 2019

SacramentoCalifornia Community Colleges Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley issued the following statement on Gov. Gavin Newsom’s revised budget proposal: 

“The revised budget plan put forward by Gov. Newsom provides significant investment in community colleges and support for our Vision for Success, our roadmap for improving outcomes for students and closing achievement gaps for students who have historically been left behind. Over the next two months, my office will continue to work with policymakers to ensure that Californians attending our community colleges receive the additional support to complete programs that will lead to greater social and economic mobility. This includes expansion of need-based financial aid to better position community college students, many of whom face housing and food insecurity, to succeed.” 


Press Release — California Community Colleges Deputy Chancellor Selected as a 2019-20 Aspen Presidential Fellow

April 12, 2019

Sacramento — Dr. Daisy Gonzales, deputy chancellor of California Community Colleges, has been selected by the Aspen Institute’s College Excellence Program to join the 2019-20 class of the Aspen Presidential Fellowship for Community College Excellence.

Press Release — California Community Colleges Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley’s Statement on Member Appointment to Board of Governors

March 29, 2019

Sacramento —— California Community Colleges Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley issued the following statement on Gov. Gavin Newsom’s appointment of Kim Perigo to the California Community Colleges Board of Governors: 

Press Release — Historic Shift Away from Flawed Standardized Placement Exams and Remedial Education Approved by Board of Governors

March 18, 2019

Sacramento — The California Community Colleges Board of Governors on Monday unanimously adopted regulatory changes designed to keep students from inaccurately being placed into remedial courses that don’t count toward certificates or degrees and create roadblocks to success.

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Published: May 21, 2019
 
California Community Colleges will extend chancellor’s contract through 2023  
Edsource Today  
Published: May 22, 2019
 
Cal State application fees expected to rise to $70 per campus amid access concerns  
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Published: May 22, 2019
 
Cal State Wants 4 Years of High School Math for Admission  
Southern California Public Radio  
Published: May 21, 2019
 

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