January 15, 2019
Contact: Melissa Villarin
Office: 916-327-5365
Office E-mail: MVillarin@CCCCO.edu

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California Community Colleges Chancellor Sonya Christian has issued the following statement on by Gov. Gavin Newsom’s 2024-25 state budget proposal:

“Gov. Newsom’s proposed budget emphasizes the need to continue growing California’s workforce in high-priority areas, which is at the core of the California Community Colleges’ mission. We appreciate that the governor’s budget maintains investments in areas such as growing community college nursing programs. Additional investment in the student-centered priorities identified in Vision 2030 is essential to meeting California’s ambitious goals — in career education, climate action and emerging technologies — to support economic mobility for all learners and workers.”

The California Community Colleges is the largest system of higher education in the nation, composed of 73 districts and 116 colleges serving 1.9 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 2030, a strategic plan designed to improve student success, our communities and our planet. For more information, please visit the California Community Colleges website or follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.