CA CCs taking care of our communities

This weekend, parts of California are under their first-ever tropical storm watch as Hurricane Hilary heads toward the area. It’s expected to make landfall in Mexico’s Baja California on Sunday, then weaken before heading over southern California.

Although it likely won’t be a hurricane when it hits California, parts of the state are expected to get 5-8″ of rain, with some areas receiving 200% of their average yearly precipitation from the storm.

Let’s pay close attention to weather conditions and take precautions to stay safe.

Here are some guidelines from the California Office of Emergency Services.


Good morning California.
It is August 19, 2023.
A good day to be a Community College Champion

From California Community Colleges.
Our Time is Now!

Tachi Yokut Tribe Donates $3M to West Hill College Lemoore
for Native American Studies Programs

In a monumental and historic partnership, the Tachi Yokut Tribe has generously donated $3 million to the West Hills Community College Foundation, paving the way for creating a comprehensive Native American studies program at West Hills College Lemoore. This endowment signifies a commitment to education, cultural preservation, and community enrichment, demonstrating the power of collaboration between the Tachi Yokut Tribe and West Hills College Lemoore.

» Read more about the donation!

Diablo Valley College partners with United Latino Voices

DVC is excited to partner with United Latino Voices (ULV) of Contra Costa County and we look forward to the outcomes ahead to improve the health, education, and economic outcomes for the Contra Costa County Latinx community.

» Read more about this important partnership!

MiraCosta College Awarded $500,000 Grand from Lowe’s Foundation

The Lowe’s Foundation announced that MiraCosta College’s Technology Career Institute (TCI) was selected from hundreds of applicants to receive $500,000 as part of the Foundation’s investment in skilled trades training infrastructure through the Gable Grants program.

» Read more about the grant!

Groundbreaking for Mt. San Antonio College’s Technology and Health Building

In the not-so-distant future, Mt. SAC will celebrate the opening of the largest instructional building on any community college campus in the state. Recently,  ground was broken for that new Technology and Health facility, which – once completed in Fall 2026 – will have a 253,866-square-foot footprint.

» Read more about the project!

In Case You Missed It

Vision 2030 – A Call to Action: Adult Education Summit 

October 5 & 6, the California Community College Chancellor’s Office and San Diego College of Continuing Education will co-host an event focused on Adult Learners, Equity, Innovation, and Workforce Development.

» Learn more & Register!

Students impacted by Maui fires

“More than a 100 University of Hawaiʻi students from across the 10 campuses were directly impacted by Maui wildfires…” read more at

Fun Photos & Spotted on Social Media

San Joaquin Delta College president Dr. Lisa Aguilera Lawrenson shared this:

Such fun to lend a hand today at our 41st annual pancake breakfast, the unofficial kickoff to Fall Semester at Delta College. I can’t describe how thankful I am for our hardworking employees, and how excited I am for the year to come! #SJDeltaCollege#BeDeltaFierce@JanetARivera1


From Santiago Canyon College:

This morning, SCC hosted peace activist Ken Nwadike, Jr., founder of Free Hugs Project, and Jeff Schoep, an extremism consultant and founding director of Beyond Barriers. Both speakers shared their individual stories about what led them to speak out against hate, then came together to answer questions about their backgrounds. We are grateful to the faculty members and classified personnel who engaged in meaningful conversation about race relations, with the goal of better supporting our student body.


American River College recently broke ground on a new educational center:

We are excited to have officially broken ground on our ARC Natomas Center Phase II & III project which will be a new, almost 53,000 sq ft addition with 10 labs and 6 classrooms. Thank you to the community for making this project possible!


From Copper Mountain College:

Copper Mountain College’s Wildland Fire Academy #6 is underway this week on campus. Academy members undergo rigorous physical training this week, but their career prospects are excellent.

And From the Home of the Renegades

Opening Day 2023

The Bakersfield College Renegade Event Center was filled with a sea of red as faculty, staff, and administrators attended the annual opening day festivities on August 17, 2023. Interim President Steve Watkin addressed the crowd with a theme of “togetherness” and ensured this year would be a year of growth and prosperity for our students. Bakersfield College will celebrate its 110th Anniversary of serving students throughout Kern County and beyond. 

» Read more about Bakersfield College’s Opening Day 2023!

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Remember – our greatest challenges enable us to do our greatest work.

That’s all for today.

See you next Saturday!

With much hope and joy, 

Your Chancellor,



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