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July 2022

CCC Budget Prioritizes Equity, Affordability

July 14, 2022

MiraCosta College student center, 2018. Photo courtesy of the California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office.With $13.4 billion to spend in 2022-23, the California Community Colleges will invest heavily in equity-focused student supports, college affordability, career pathway programs, and technology.

The new state budget, enacted on June 30, increases overall funding for the community colleges by roughly $4 billion over 2021-22 levels through a combination of ongoing and one-time funds. Many of the new investments are one-time, focused on addressing pandemic-related needs.

Oakley Resigns as CCC Chancellor

July 14, 2022

Eloy Oakley, California Community Colleges Chancellor 2016-2022After six years as chancellor of the California Community Colleges, Eloy Oakley announced he will step down Aug. 1 to head up a student equity-focused nonprofit where he has been a board member for nearly a decade.

The CCC Board of Governors will appoint an interim chancellor at its scheduled July 25 meeting and begin a search for a permanent replacement.

Tech Center Alum Lauded For Academic Excellence

July 14, 2022

Maddi Miller graduates magna cum laude from Chico State, May 2022

Student success is what drives our work here at the California Community Colleges Technology Center. In each issue of Tech Central, we aim to celebrate the achievements of California’s community colleges, students, and colleagues — as well as members of the extended Tech Center family.

With that in mind, let’s have a big round of applause for Maddi Miller, a former Tech Center staffer who in May graduated magna cum laude from Chico State University with a Bachelor of Arts in communication studies.

Triplets Graduate with 4.0 GPAs from Fullerton College

July 14, 2022

The DeVries triplets, Fullerton College, May 2022As we highlight California Community Colleges graduates and transfer success stories throughout the state, we’d like to include three cheers for the DeVries triplets — Grant, Kennedy, and Madison — who recently graduated from Fullerton College with high honors.

CCCs Among Finalists for $1M Aspen Prize

July 14, 2022

smiling college graduatesCongratulations to Imperial Valley College and Moorpark College, which are among the top 10 finalists for the prestigious 2023 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence.

Once described by former president Barack Obama as “basically the Oscars for great community colleges,” the $1 million prize is one of the highest honors bestowed on community colleges in the U.S.