Congratulations to CA Community Colleges Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley

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California Community Colleges Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley (Photo: Violeta Vaqueiro/CAFwd)

California Forward and the California Stewardship Network congratulate the California Community Colleges Board of Governors and Governor Gavin Newsom for extending Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley’s contract.

The California Economic Summit and its supporters across California have been working to identify and support policies that will meaningfully reduce poverty, increase economic security, and restore upward mobility.

A nimble and resourceful community college system is necessary to meet these ambitious goals and the Chancellor has demonstrated excellent leadership and commitment to students and equity.

His Vision for Success—a series of goals to increase graduation rates and earning of students—is a roadmap for continuing improvement in the performance of our colleges and we look forward to working closely with the Chancellor, faculty, staff and students in the coming years with the goal of expanding the California dream for all no matter what zip code you live in. 


Micah Weinberg

Bruce Stenslie
CSN Co-Chair

Oscar Chavez
CSN Co-Chair


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