Discussion on Impact of Election Results on CCCC System - Nov. 7, 2012
California Community Colleges Chancellor Brice Harris and Other Community College Leaders to Discuss Impact of Election Results on System
California Community Colleges Chancellor Brice Harris
San Diego Community College District Chancellor Constance Carroll(Southern California)
Los Angeles Community College District Chancellor Daniel LaVista(Southern California)
Contra Costa Community College District Chancellor Helen Benjamin(Northern California)
The higher education leaders will brief the media on what the outcome of the vote on Proposition 30 will mean for community college students and for California’s economy.
Wednesday, November 7, 2012 at 10:30 a.m.
Where: Call Title: Impact of Election Results on the California Community Colleges
Credentialed Media Only
Reporters are asked to RSVP to Paige Marlatt Dorr at PDorr@cccco.edu to ensure enough phone lines are available for the briefing.
Participating reporters should call in by 10:15 a.m.
Why: Voters Tuesday made critical choices affecting higher education funding. The California Community Colleges state budget has already been cut by $809 million, or 12 percent, since 2008-09. With the passage of Prop. 30, colleges will receive $210 million in additional funding and be able to serve 20,000 more students. Hear from leaders about how the new funding will help get California’s community colleges back on track.
More: Please visit our key facts page to read about the impacts of Prop. 30.
The California Community Collegesis the largest system of higher education in the nation. It is composed of 72 districts and 112 colleges serving 2.4 million students per year. Community colleges supply workforce training, basic skills courses in English and math, and prepare students for transfer to four-year colleges and universities. The Chancellor’s Office provides leadership, advocacy and support under the direction of the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges.
Contact: Paige Marlatt Dorr
Office E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org