May 12, 2023
Contact: Melissa Villarin
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SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California Community Colleges Interim Chancellor Daisy Gonzales, PhD, issued the following statement on Gov. Gavin Newsom’s revised budget proposal for 2023-24:

"The governor’s pragmatic approach continues to recognize the critical value of community colleges in economic growth, equity and social mobility for all Californians. It prioritizes affordable housing to support student success and provides other resources to help colleges keep pace with inflation and better serve our 1.8 million students. We will continue to analyze the impacts to community colleges and explore solutions with the governor and Legislature to achieve a final budget agreement that continues our forward economic and social momentum.”

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.