October 11, 2023
Contact: Melissa Villarin
Office: 916-327-5365
Office E-mail: MVillarin@CCCCO.edu

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California Community Colleges Board of Governors President Amy M. Costa and Chancellor Sonya Christian issued the following statements on Gov. Gavin Newsom’s appointment of Casey Chang from Mission College to serve on the California Community Colleges Board of Governors:

“We are pleased to welcome Casey Chang to the Board of Governors as we embark on an exciting time for our 1.9 million students – the implementation of Vision 2030, our new strategic framework that will guide our system into the next decade. Students are at the core of everything we do, and Chang’s experience makes her the ideal person to fill this vital seat representing our students,” said Costa.

“Casey Chang fills an important role that will help shape our system. She understands the needs of students today and will play a critical role in empowering student voices and perspectives. We look forward to working with her as we help students achieve their educational goals,” said Christian.

Chang, of Pleasanton, has been a Conservation Technician for the Stanford University Habitat Conservation Program and a STEM Peer Support Specialist with the Mission College STEM Learning Center since 2022. She was a member of the Mission Community College District Board of Trustees from 2022 to 2023; Vice President of Communication for the California Community Colleges Student Senate from 2022 to 2023; and Director of Media for the Virtual Statewide Student Advocacy Group from 2022 to 2023.

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.