League Applauds Decision of the Board of Governors to Select Brice W. Harris as System Chancellor - Sep. 27, 2012
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
STATEMENT FROM SCOTT LAY, PRESIDENT/CEO OF THE COMMUNITY COLLEGE LEAGUE OF CALIFORNIA, APPLAUDING BOARD OF GOVERNORS FOR SELECTING BRICE W. HARRIS AS STATE CHANCELLOR
"The Board of Governors picked an outstanding, experienced leader in Dr. Brice W. Harris to be the system's next chancellor. Chancellor Harris has been at the center of every major system discussion, and has a unique and proven ability to balance our priorities of student access, success, and equity. Through good and bad times, he has been instrumental in budget advocacy and delivering a unified system message in Sacramento."
"As former president of the Chief Executive Officers of the California Community Colleges and a member of the League's Commission on the Future, he has a strong understanding of our system of bilaterally governed system of locally elected boards working with state leaders to provide strong leadership for our nation's largest system of higher education."
"Finally, on behalf of California's 72 community college districts and the students and communities they serve, I want to personally thank Chancellor Harris for agreeing to put a pause on his deserved retirement to lead the system through these most challenging of times."