January 10, 2023
Contact: Melissa Villarin
Office: 916-327-5365
Office E-mail: MVillarin@CCCCO.edu

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California Community Colleges Interim Chancellor Daisy Gonzales, PhD, issued the following statement on Gov. Gavin Newsom’s proposed budget for the 2023-24 fiscal year:

"The governor’s proposed budget protects education in a time of economic uncertainty. The proposal builds on California community colleges’ strengths with added resources for career training, building out partnerships that connect traditionally underrepresented high school students to college opportunities by concurrently attending community colleges and a continued commitment to help colleges attract and retain students. We look forward to working with Gov. Newsom and legislative leaders during the upcoming budget process to address barriers to student success, make progress towards the higher education goals established in the Roadmap for the Future and ensure California‘s equitable recovery.”.

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.