August 09, 2019
SACRAMENTO, Calif.– California Community Colleges Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley issued the following statement on his appointment to the Governor’s Council for Post-Secondary Education:
“It’s an honor to serve on the Governor’s Council for Post-Secondary Education, which will guide higher education policy and help ensure that more Californians obtain the college credentials they need to succeed in today’s economy. Our 115 colleges, serving 2.1 million students, are the primary entry point to higher education for most Californians. Working with educations partners, significant progress has been made to expand opportunities for community college students to transfer to four-year institutions and for high school students to concurrently enroll in our colleges. Under Gov. Newsom’s leadership, the coordinating council will strengthen and expand these types of partnerships, giving voice to a unified ecosystem of education in California and bringing to fruition the governor’s vision for a cradle to career education system.”
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.