May 13, 2022
Contact: Paul Feist
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SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California Community Colleges Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley issued the following statement on Gov. Gavin Newsom’s revised budget proposal for 2022-2023:

"The Governor’s revised budget proposal provides unprecedented levels of support for California community colleges, strengthening our ability to advance educational equity and economic mobility for students and their families. This includes the largest increase in per-student funding, and investments in faculty support, reducing our deferred maintenance backlog, modernization of technology infrastructure to better serve students and across-the-board funding increases to continue to improve student achievement.  With a roadmap that sets a bold shared vision and investments in the core operations of colleges and student learning, we have the ingredients to lead an equitable recovery.

This is a historic budget, and we look forward to partnering with the Governor and Legislature to continue discussions around remaining Cal Grant priorities that can further position us to lead equitable success for our students.”

The California Community Colleges is the largest system of higher education in the nation, composed of 73 districts and 116 colleges serving 1.8 million students per year. California community colleges provide career education and workforce training; guaranteed transfer to four-year universities; and degree and certificate pathways. 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, Instagram and Twitter.