January 10, 2022
Contact: Melissa Villarin
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SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California Community Colleges Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley issued the following statement on Governor Newsom’s Budget for Fiscal Year 2022-23:
“The Governor’s 2022-23 budget proposal gives us the opportunity to continue to collaborate on a multi-year roadmap to improve equity and student success in tandem with other higher education partners. Recognizing that higher education is still the best path to social mobility, the governor's proposed budget for 2022-23 provides the investment and support needed to help achieve our shared student success goals. It supports students with improved access to financial aid, adds momentum to efforts to strengthen enrollment and retention, supports teacher training and pathways for students entering fields in early childhood education, healthcare and climate change response. The proposed budget makes critical investments in supporting part-time faculty, advances work to diversify community college faculty and staff and makes improvements to outdated technology infrastructure. We look forward to working with the Legislature as the budget process advances over the next weeks and months.”
The California Community Colleges is the largest system of higher education in the nation, composed of 73 districts and 116 colleges serving 1.8 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.
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