California Community Colleges Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley’s Statement on CSU Chancellor Timothy P. White’s Announcement to Retire in 2020

October 22, 2019

Christina Jimenez

cjimenez@cccco.edu

T 916.322.4004

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California Community Colleges Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley issued the following statement on the announcement by California State University Chancellor Timothy P. White that he will retire in 2020:

“Personally and professionally, I want to thank Chancellor Tim White for his outstanding service to the CSU and for being a friend, a colleague and a mentor. He has navigated the CSU through turbulent times while always maintaining a calmness and a kindness that is admirable. For thousands of community college transfer students he chartered a clear path for them through the implementation of the Associate Degree for Transfer and embraced young students in every community through his support of local College Promise partnerships. He will leave a meaningful legacy of student success for all of higher education.”

The California Community Colleges is the largest system of higher education in the nation, composed of 73 districts and 115 colleges serving 2.1 million students per year. California community colleges provide career education and workforce training; guaranteed transfer to four-year universities; degree and certificate pathways; and basic skills education in English and math. As the state’s engine for social and economic mobility, the California Community Colleges supports the Vision for Success, a strategic plan designed to improve student success outcomes, increase transfer rates and eliminate achievement gaps. For more information, please visit the California Community Colleges website or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

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