May 11, 2017

Paige Marlatt Dorr

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. – California Community Colleges Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley issued the following statement on Gov. Jerry Brown’s revised state budget plan, which was released today.

“The governor’s revised budget provides a welcomed increased investment in our colleges to improve the success of our students and their social mobility in California. It includes a $150 million commitment to help colleges build guided pathways that will integrate student support and instructional programs and lead more students to earn industry-recognized credentials and jobs that strengthen families and communities. Additional resources for the state Chancellor’s Office will provide improvements in data and research capacity, which will help us innovate, scale successful practices and hold our system accountable to the state and to our students.”

The California Community Colleges is the largest system of higher education in the nation composed of 72 districts and 113 colleges serving 2.1 million students per year. Community colleges supply workforce training, basic skills education and prepare students for transfer to four-year institutions. The Chancellor’s Office provides leadership, advocacy and support under the direction of the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges. For more information about the community colleges, please visit our website.