Acknowledgments

The Foundation for California Community Colleges is grateful to the James Irvine Foundation, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and College Futures Foundation for their generous support of this project.

 
 
 

Project Leaders

 
  • Sandra Fried
    Executive Director, Success Center for California Community Colleges
    Foundation for California Community Colleges
  • Camille Esch
    Co-author and project manager
  • Amy Supinger
    Co-author and project manager
 
 

Project Advisors

 
  • Lande Ajose
    Executive Director, California Competes, and Chair, California Student Aid Commission
  • Julie Bruno
    President, Academic Senate for California Community Colleges
  • Hans Johnson
    Director, Higher Education Center, Public Policy Institute of California
  • Alejandro Lomeli
    Former Student Trustee, Long Beach Community College District
  • Mojedeh Mehdizadeh
    President, Contra Costa College
  • Tim Rainey
    Executive Director, California Workforce Development Board
  • Erik Skinner
    Deputy Chancellor, California Community College Chancellor’s Office (CCCCO)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Contributing Researchers

  • Amber Cruz-Mohring
  • Brock Grubb
  • Darcie Harvey
  • Brian Martin-Rojas
 
 
  • Julie Adams
    Executive Director, Academic Senate for California Community Colleges
  • Lande Ajose
    Executive Director, California Competes, and Chair, California Student Aid Commission
  • Juliana Barnes
    President, Cuyamaca College
  • Jeff Bell
    Program Budget Manager for Education, California Department of Finance
  • Kathy Booth
    Senior Research Associate, WestEd
  • Julie Bruno
    President, Academic Senate for California Community Colleges
  • Michelle Doty Cabrera
    Healthcare & Research Director, SEIU California
  • Kathleen Chavira
    Assistant Vice Chancellor for Advocacy and State Relations, California State University Chancellor’s Office
  • Laura Coleman
    Statewide Lead, Centers of Excellence for Labor Market Research
  • Debra Connick
    Vice Chancellor for Technology, Research and Information Systems, CCCCO
  • Eman Dalili
    Student Member, California Community Colleges Board of Governors
  • Dolores Davison
    Professor, Foothill College, and Secretary, Academic Senate for California Community Colleges

  • Cecilia Estolano
    President, California Community Colleges Board of Governors

  • Paul Feist
    Vice Chancellor for Communications, CCCCO

  • Stacy Fisher
    Senior Director of Policy Development, Foundation for California Community Colleges

  • John Freitas
    Treasurer, Academic Senate for California Community Colleges

  • Chris Ferguson
    Principal Program Budget Analyst, California Department of Finance Education Unit

  • Stephen Handel
    Associate Vice President, Undergraduate Admissions at the Office of the President, University of California

  • Judy Heiman
    Principal Fiscal & Policy Analyst, Legislative Analyst’s Office

  • Monica Henestroza
    Special Assistant to Speaker of the California State Assembly Anthony Rendon

  • Robbie Hunter
    President, State Building & Construction Trades Council of California

  • Hans Johnson
    Director, Higher Education Center, Public Policy Institute of California

  • Hasun Khan
    Student Trustee, Berkeley City College, and Student Member, California Community Colleges Board of Governors

  • Brian King
    Chancellor, Los Rios Community College District

  • Michael Kirst
    President, California State Board of Education

  • Stewart Kwoh
    President and Executive Director, Asian Americans Advancing Justice

  • Erika Li
    Assistant Program Budget Manager, California Department of Finance

  • Alejandro Lomeli
    Student Trustee, Long Beach Community College District

Experts and Stakeholders

  • Julia Lopez
    Former Executive Director, California Futures Foundation
  • Mark Martin
    Consultant, California Assembly Budget Subcommittee on Education Finance
  • Ana Matosantos
    Fiscal and Policy Consultant, Matosantos Consulting
  • Jose Medina
    California Assemblymember
  • Mojedeh Mehdizadeh
    President, Contra Costa College
  • Laura Metune
    Vice Chancellor for External Relations, CCCCO
  • Bryan Miller
    Vice President of Communications and Technology, Foundation for California Community Colleges
  • Lark Park
    Senior Advisor for Policy, Office of Governor Jerry Brown, and Regent, University of California
  • Glen Price
    Chief Deputy, California Department of Education
  • Tim Rainey
    Executive Director, California Workforce Development Board
  • David Rattray
    Executive Vice President, Center for Education Excellence & Talent Development, Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Kimberly Rodriguez
    Senior Education Consultant to California State Senate pro Tempore Kevin de Leon
  • Francisco Rodriguez
    Chancellor, Los Angeles Community College District
  • Mario Rodriguez
    Vice Chancellor of College Finance and Facilities Planning, CCCCO
  • Jessie Ryan
    Executive Vice President, Campaign for College Opportunity
  • Alma Salazar
    Senior Vice President, Center for Education Excellence & Talent Development, Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Cleavon Smith
    Professor; and President, District Academic Senate President, Peralta Community College District; and Area B Representative, Academic Senate for California Community Colleges
  • Erik Skinner
    Deputy Chancellor, CCCCO
  • Paul Steenhausen
    Principal Fiscal & Policy Analyst, Legislative Analyst’s Office
  • Theresa Tena
    Vice Chancellor for Institutional Effectiveness, CCCCO
  • Mollie Quasebarth
    Analyst, California Department of Finance Education Unit
  • Van Ton-Quinlivan
    Vice Chancellor for Workforce and Economic Development, CCCCO
  • Maritza Urquiza
    Analyst, California Department of Finance Education Unit
  • Pam Walker
    Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs, CCCCO
  • Joe Wyse
    Superintendent/President, Shasta-Tehama-Trinity Joint Community College District
  • Jeannette Zanipatin
    Legislative Staff Attorney, Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund
  • Allan Zaremberg
    President and CEO, California Chamber of Commerce