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The League Blog is written by the Community College League of California featuring California's 73 community college districts.  The blog provides a platform for the League and its stakeholders to address timely and relevant issues that impact higher education and California's Community Colleges. We invite you to read our latest post.

Thu, Jun 1, 2023 - 3:40pm

Final discussions are underway for the 2023-24 Budget Act, with the expected result to be approved between the middle to end of June. Following more recent precedence, the Legislature has abandoned the formal Joint Budget Conference Committee in favor of behind-the-scenes negotiations with the Big Three, Governor Newsom, Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon, and Senate President Pro Tem Toni Atkins. 

Wed, May 31, 2023 - 4:36pm

The California Community Colleges approved seven additional baccalaureate degree programs at community colleges across the state. These degrees, spanning in-demand industries from health care to mechanical fields, join 24 other bachelor’s degree programs for a total of 31 offered or soon to be offered.

“These affordable, quality community college baccalaureate degree programs respond to labor, student, and community demand and will benefit California and its citizenry for years to come,” said Larry Galizio, Ph.D., President and CEO of the Community College League of California.

Thu, May 25, 2023 - 2:28pm

With a divided Congress and a Democratic president, legislators will not likely reauthorize the Higher Education Act this year. However, critical issues that impact community colleges and our students are still being discussed– primarily over increasing the debt ceiling and Department of Education regulations. Below are the CCLC's summations on the debt ceiling, Dept. of Education regulations, Title IX & gainful employment.

 Debt Ceiling 

Thu, May 18, 2023 - 5:19pm

Action Alert: May Revision to 2023-24 California State Budget

The Community College League of California is a strong advocate for the California Community Colleges. The League continues to meet with state lawmakers and representatives of the Administration to maximize support of our institutions and we need your help in this process.

Thu, Apr 27, 2023 - 12:00am

One of the League's services to districts throughout California is the Community College Library Consortium, a joint project with the Council of Chief Librarianslibrary consortium feature for national library week with photos of three library staff members

Tue, Aug 16, 2022 - 12:43pm

The Community College League of California (League) is now accepting nominations for the 2022 California Community College Distinguished Alumni Award. Every year, this is an inspiring experience for all involved and we invite colleges to add an alumnus/alumnae to the impressive list. Complete the Online Nomination Form by 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, August 31st.

Mon, Jul 18, 2022 - 2:58pm

The Community College League of California (League) would like to congratulate the 2021 program cohort and those that have ascended to a new role at a college. To date, eight participants from the 2021 inaugural cohort have either secured a CEO position or are currently serving in an acting or interim CEO Position.

Mon, May 16, 2022 - 12:21pm

The Community College League of California (League) would like to congratulate all of the 2022 Phi Theta Kappa Award Winners. This year, 114 students were chosen from across the California Community Colleges for the All-California Academic First, Second and Third Teams.

Fri, Apr 29, 2022 - 2:45pm

In March, League staff attended and sponsored the 15th Annual A2MEND Summit. Since its inception, the A2MEND Annual Summit has been focused on making a difference in the lives of African American male students by supporting community college education. This year’s theme, A Radical Reimagination of Black Male Student Success, was a call to action for colleges, educators, and advocates to fundamentally change how we think of Black male student success. As California’s community colleges move beyond the pandemic, many recognize we need to do things differently. To create better outcomes, we must elevate our thinking to reimagine Black male student success.

Fri, Nov 5, 2021 - 2:35pm

League President & CEO Dr. Larry Galizio makes his argument for people, not bots in an op-ed published by Diverse: Issues In Higher Education. He explains why human connection and face-to-face relationships are essential to enrollment, retention, and student success at community colleges.



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