New California Chancellor Shares VisionDecember 20, 2016 |
by Ed Coghlan
There’s a new leader for the California community college system, the largest system in the country.
Eloy Ortiz Oakley takes over as the new chancellor on Monday, leading a system of 113 colleges that serves 2.1 million students across California.
Oakley is a nationally recognized leader in public education who has lead the Long Beach Community College District for the past decade. During that time LBCC was recognized as a “best in breed” example of what a community college can be with a wide range of educational offerings, the colleges provide workforce training, basic courses in English and math, certificate and degree programs and preparation for transfer to four-year institutions.