September 11, 2019

Christina Jimenez

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California Community Colleges Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley issued the following statement in support of Assembly Bill 48:

“AB 48 recognizes the critical role the state plays in creating high-quality colleges across California, especially in communities where other resources are most limited. As the state works to improve higher education access and success, we must make sure our colleges are safe places to learn, address enrollment demands and revitalize aging facilities. If approved by voters, the bond would address some of our most immediate needs. Thank you to Assemblymember O’Donnell and Senator Glazer for their leadership, and I urge passage of this important measure.”

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 website or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.