Chancellor’s statement on the elimination of DACA
Today was a sad day in America when the Attorney General announced the Presidential decision to eliminate the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, a program that provides support, especially educational opportunities, for young people who were brought to this country as children.
Chancellor’s Budget Message: Governor’s May Revision
At a May 11 press conference, Governor Brown announced his May Revision Budget, which is the second major step in the process toward developing a state budget for the next fiscal year, 2017-18. Much of his budget strategy mirrors the situation California experienced with the drought. Following a five-year, severe recession, the California budget rebounded quickly due to the passage of Proposition 30 in 2012, which, through two temporary tax measures, provided a sudden infusion of funding to the public sector, preventing a continuation of the slide into fiscal decline and refilling coffers that had been depleted.
Op-ed: America's college promise can be honored
America has been investing in public higher education since President Abraham Lincoln signed the Morrill Act of 1862 into law, an act that would forever change the course of postsecondary learning. And from the time that Joliet Junior College became the first public community college to open its doors more than a century ago, community colleges have played a vital role in training our nation's workforce and building our nation's economy.
Changes in store for San Diego Community College District
"Improved state funding has made it possible for us to implement our plans to increase the number of class sections, to add more faculty positions and support services for students, to purchase state-of-the-art instructional equipment, and many other benefits."
Women's Hall of Fame Inductee 2013
2013 Women's Hall of Fame inductee, Dr. Constance Carroll is a trailblazer as the first woman to become Chancellor of the San Diego Community College District. She led the successful statewide effort to provide equitable funding for community colleges and is an activist in improving educational opportunities for women, minorities, and disadvantaged students.