November 07, 2018

Christina Jimenez 

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California Community Colleges Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley issued the following statement on the election of Gavin Newsom as California governor.

“On behalf of the Board of Governors and our 115 colleges, I would like to congratulate Gov.-elect Newsom. The California Community Colleges looks forward to the new governor’s leadership and partnership in making California a more equitable and vibrant state for all who call it home. Community colleges are uniquely positioned to help address income inequality and strengthen the middle class, and our Vision for Success provides the strategic roadmap to improve student success and affordability in higher education.”

The California Community Colleges is the largest system of higher education in the nation, composed of 73 districts and 115 colleges serving 2.1 million students per year. California community colleges provide career education and workforce training; guaranteed transfer to four-year universities; degree and certificate pathways; and basic skills education in English and math. 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 web site or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.