January 10, 2020

Christina Jimenez


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SACRAMENTO, Calif. —  California Community Colleges Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley issued the following statement on Gov. Gavin Newsom’s 2020-21 budget proposal:

“Gov. Newsom’s proposed budget represents a strong start for the California Community Colleges and the students we serve. The budget plan provides additional resources to support the implementation of the Student Centered Funding Formula, which incentivizes enrollment of low-income students and supports student completion. The plan would also expand apprenticeship and work-based learning opportunities for students, help us ensure our faculty better represents the rich diversity of our students, provide much needed assistance to our undocumented students and help our colleges combat student hunger. We look forward to working with the governor and the Legislature between now and June to ensure the budget provides the 115 California Community Colleges and 2.1 million students the resources necessary to achieve the goals of our Vision for Success, to increase transfer and boost the numbers of those earning certificates and degrees.”

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.