New California Community Colleges Chancellor Wants College to be Accessible for All

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 (Photo: Eloy Ortiz Oakley )

Eloy Ortiz Oakley will take office as the new chancellor of California's community college system in December. Oakley is a product of community college himself and will be the first Latino to serve in the role. A longtime leader in public education, Oakley comes to the state job from Long Beach Community College District, where he designed a system that provides a year of school tuition-free. We'll talk with Oakley about managing California's 2.1 million community college students and 113 campuses, which make up the largest higher-education system in the U.S.


Eloy Ortiz Oakley, incoming chancellor of California Community Colleges; currently superintendent-president of Long Beach City College; member, UC Board of Regents