CCC News Issue 37 - Maas Companies


Should California Community Colleges Build Student Housing?

As a means to provide more affordable housing options to students, many California community colleges are evaluating whether building new on campus housing represents a sustainable long-term solution. Recent survey results show housing availability to be a significant consideration for potential students. Which community colleges are building student housing and which are thinking about it?

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Articles of Interest

The Governor’s office has made public the latest budget proposal that continues to contain funding to first-time, full-time students for two free years of tuition at California community colleges.

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Another perspective and the five takeaways from the Governor’s latest budget and what it means to California community colleges.

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Despite a recent vote of no confidence by the statewide Academic Senate, the Board of Governors of the Californian Community Colleges agreed to extend Chancellor Eloy Oakley’s contract for an additional four year term.

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MAAS Update

As part of MAAS’ continued commitment to education, we are proud to announce the 2019 recipients of the Dr. Michael Maas Endowed Scholarship, Ashley Calderon (Norco Community College) and Nailejhcia Crawford (Riverside Community College). For both students, this scholarship represents an important milestone toward their goal of graduating from a four-year university.

Comings & Goings

Dade County (Florida) Community College
Two California community college administrators are in the running for the top spot at one of the largest community colleges in the country. Reagan Romali, Superintendent/President of Long Beach City College and Carlos Turner Cortez, President of San Diego CCD School of Continuing Education are among the seven finalists being interviewed.

Monterey Peninsula College
Arturo Reyes and Denise King were selected as the two finalist for the position of Superintendent President at MPC. However, Dr. Reyes, the Superintendent/President at Mendocino College, removed himself from consideration for the position and has recently been named the new Superintendent/President at Rio Hondo College (see below). Dr King is the Vice President of Academic Affairs at Cleveland State Community College and is still under consideration for the position at MPC according to the College.

Porterville College
Kern Community College District Chancellor, Thomas Burke, has announced that Dr. Claudia Lourido-Habib from State Center CCD will replace Bill Henry (retiring July 8th) as President at Porterville College.

Rancho Santiago CCD
Marvin Martinez, current President at East Los Angeles College, has been named the new Chancellor of the Rancho Santiago CCD. He is replacing the retiring Raul Rodriguez.

Rio Hondo College
Mendocino College Superintendent/President Arturo Reyes has been selected to replace Teresa Dreyfuss who is officially retiring on June 30th.

San Joaquin Delta College
Omid Pourzanjani and Brenda Thanes have been announced as the two finalists to replace the retiring Kathy Hart. Campus forums are being scheduled for June.

West Valley Mission CCD
The current West Valley College President, Bradley Davis, has been selected to become the next Chancellor, officially replacing Patrick Schmitt who is set to retire on July 1st.