December 23, 2020
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SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California Community Colleges Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley issued the following statement on the nomination of Miguel Cardona as secretary of education:

"On behalf of the California Community Colleges, I want to congratulate Dr. Miguel Cardona on his nomination as secretary of education. Cardona is a committed public servant and accomplished educator who will be a strong advocate for our nation’s students, especially those have traditionally been underserved. I look forward to working with him and others in the administration of President-Elect Joe Biden on strengthening support for students and educating the workforce that will lead us to economic recovery.”

The California Community Colleges is the largest system of higher education in the nation, composed of 73 districts and 116 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.