July 07, 2020
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California Community Colleges Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley issued the following statement on the selection of Michael V. Drake as the new University of California president:
“I want to congratulate Dr. Drake on his appointment as president of the University of California and welcome him back to California. These are unprecedented times in higher education and Californians need access to our institutions more than ever. I look forward to working with Dr. Drake to make the UC more accessible to California Community College transfer students and to ensure that California leads the nation in creating economic and social mobility for students of every background.”
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.