March 29, 2019

Christina Jimenez 

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California Community Colleges Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley issued the following statement on Gov. Gavin Newsom’s appointment of Kim Perigo to the California Community Colleges Board of Governors:

“We are pleased to welcome Ms. Perigo to the board as we work toward achieving the goals of the Vision for Success and helping our 2.1 million students build better lives for their families and communities,” Oakley said. “Board member Perigo’s experience and her leadership in faculty organizations bring valuable perspective and insight.” 

Perigo, 49, of San Diego, has been a professor of communication studies at San Diego Mesa College since 2006 and a lecturer at San Diego State University from 2002 to 2005. She is a member of the Faculty Association of California Community Colleges and the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges. Perigo earned a Doctor of Education degree with an emphasis in community college leadership and a Master of Arts degree in communication from San Diego State University. 

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.