August 15, 2018

Christina Jimenez 

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California Community Colleges Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley issued the following statement on Gov. Jerry Brown’s latest appointment to the California Community Colleges Board of Governors, Alexis Zaragoza. 

“We are excited to welcome Ms. Zaragoza to the Board of Governors,” said Chancellor Oakley. “She is one of the two student representatives on the board tasked with voicing the perspectives and challenges of our more than 2.1 million students, and we look forward to working with her in this important role.”

Zaragoza, 20, of Patterson, has been a student at Modesto Junior College since 2016, where she has held several positions for the Associated Students of Modesto Junior College since 2016, including director of political development, director of student relations, senator of community relations and vice president. She was a field organizer for Josh Harder’s congressional campaign in 2018. Zaragoza is a member of the Modesto Junior College Freedom Forum, Modesto Junior College Honors Program and the Patterson Progressive Alliance. This position does not include Senate confirmation and the compensation is $100 per diem.  

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