CCC News Issue 38 - Maas Companies

NEWS

Is Free Overnight Parking for Homeless Students Viable?

Lowering the cost of education has been the subject of discussion, the focus of legislation and the motivation for the creation of task forces, yet still the issue persists. In a bid to provide a creative solution to address the matter, current legislation (AB 302) would have California Community Colleges provide free parking for homeless students living in their cars.

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A number of community college campuses stand opposed to the bill pointing to, among other things, cost increases that will be required to maintain facilities and ensure the security and safety of students.

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Articles of Interest

Going hungry? Legislation (AB 612) aims to address student food insecurity on campuses by expanding the EBT/CaFresh program to select campus cafeterias. An early advocate of the program, Cerritos College, believes that AB 612 will help to improve access to healthy food for low income students.

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Community Colleges are continuing to build residential units with the goal to attract and retain full-time students. Here is a list of the eleven (11) community colleges in California that currently offer student housing.

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Finally

A $13 billion state bond for school construction targeted for the 2020 ballot is moving through the state legislature as well as an additional bond for 2022. Amid criticism of the current funding formula, the bill does outline several steps aimed at improving fairness and equity in award determination.

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Comings & Goings

Grossmont Cuyamaca CCD
Proposed deadline for Chancellor applications is August 16, 2019.
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Hartnell College
Dr. Patricia Hsieh, President of San Diego Miramar College for the past fourteen years, has been selected as the new Superintendent/President to succeed the retiring Willard Lewallen.
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Los Angeles Pierce College
LACCD Chancellor Francisco Rodriguez has announced the selection of Alexis Montevirgen, Ed.D to become the new President of Pierce College. Dr. Monevirgen returns to the California community college system form Indiana University. He had previously worked as an Administrator at the Peralta and San Jose-Evergreen Community College Districts.
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Monterey Peninsula College
David Martin has agreed to serve for two years as the Interim Superintendent/President beginning July 1st. He is the current Vice President Administrative Services at the College. This follows a search that resulted in one of the two finalist accepting a similar position at another CCC before MPC could make its final selection.
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San Joaquin Delta College
Has selected Omid Pourzanjani, currently a visiting Vice Chancellor with the California Community College Chancellor’s Office to replace the retiring Kathy Hart as Superintendent/President.
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