Podcasts

Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley takes you inside California Community Colleges for a series of lively discussions on a variety of academic and administrative topics. In each episode, Chancellor Oakley will be joined by a special guest to explore new perspectives on the most pressing issues facing two-year college educators and stakeholders in California.
  • September 24, 2019

    Lt. Governor Eleni Kounalakis joins Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley to discuss bringing down the cost of higher education and the community college system’s role in closing critical skills gaps. Read the Lt. Governor Eleni Kounalakis podcast ...

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  • July 31, 2019

    California’s latest bright idea to boost access and outcomes in higher education is the aptly named “Calbright College.” Launching this fall, the 115th California community college is gearing up to serve 100,000 working adults ...

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  • May 14, 2019

    State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond connects with California Community Colleges Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley for an exploration of how Thurmond’s personal experiences inform his commitment to student equity, literacy, and ...

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  • April 18, 2019

    The California Community Colleges, as part of the Vision for Success master plan, is working to increase the number of students who acquire an associates degree, credential, certificate or skill set that prepares them for an in-demand job. This week ...

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  • April 4, 2019

    Modesto Junior College student Alexis Zaragoza and CSU San Bernardino student and former community college student Iiyshaa Youngblood join Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley to discuss the recent college admissions scandal rocking higher education and how ...

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  • February 21 2019

    One of Governor Gavin Newsom’s key campaign promises was the development of a statewide educational data system that would connect early childhood, K-12 and higher education. Join Tessa Carmen De Roy, Ph.D., President of the California College ...

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  • January 4, 2019

    The California Community Colleges Podcast kicks off the new year with a topical discussion on “starting early” – improving the education pipeline by investing thought and resources into early childhood education. In this episode, ...

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  • November 27, 2018

    California Community Colleges Deputy Chancellor, Dr. Daisy Gonzales, welcomes Lena Carew, Executive Director and Co-founder of Students Making a Change (SMAC) and Yair Tapia, a SMAC student leader at City College of San Francisco, to talk about the ...

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  • October 30, 2018

    Movie producers Adam and Jaye Fenderson join Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley to discuss their new documentary Unlikely, an investigation of the college dropout/ completion crisis and the systemic barriers facing students as they pursue higher education ...

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  • September 27, 2018

    Join Marshall Tuck, candidate for California’s Superintendent of Public Instruction, and California Community Colleges Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley as they explore Tuck’s career as an educator, his hopes for California’s public ...

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  • August 22, 2018

    In this episode, the California Community Colleges Podcast welcomes Lande Ajose, Executive Director of California Competes, for an exploration of the role that California’s community colleges can expect to play in preparing students to meet the ...

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