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17% Committee


The 17% Committee is comprised of knowledgeable leaders from across the community college system and other experts. Its role is to review research on incentive models and provide recommendations to the Chancellor’s Office on how the 17% incentive funds within the Strong Workforce Program can advance the goals articulated by the Board of Governors Task Force on Workforce, Job Creation and a Strong Economy.

Committee Activities

The Committee is holding four meeting during the first quarter of 2017. At each meeting, the committee reviews a white paper and then addresses specific aspects of a possible incentive model. This work will culminate in a set of recommendations by May 2017.

Committee Members

Laura Coleman

Laura Coleman
Statewide Director, Centers of Excellence
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Sunita Cooke

Sunita Cooke
Superintendent & President, MiraCosta College
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Barry Gribbons

Barry Gribbons
Deputy Chancellor, College of the Canyons
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Kimberly Hoffmans

Kimberly Hoffmans
Vice President of Academic Affairs & Student Learning, Ventura College
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Nick Kremer

Nick Kremer
Chair, Vocational Education Research and Accountability Committee
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James Mayer

Jim Mayer
President & CEO, California Forward
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Michelle Marquez

Michelle Marquez
Vice President of Administrative Services, Canada College
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Jane Patton

Jane Patton
Former President, Academic Senate for California Community Colleges & Professor Emeritas, Mission College
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Greg Peterson

Greg Peterson
Vice President, Student Support Services, Long Beach City College
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Kimberly Patricia Schenk

Kim Schenk
Senior Dean, Curriculum and Instruction, Diablo Valley College
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William (Bill) Scroggins

Bill Scroggins
President & CEO, Mt San Antonio College
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Lorraine Slattery-Farrell

Lorraine Slattery-Farrell
Professor, Mt. San Jacinto College
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Supporting Staff
California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office

Matthew Roberts

Matthew Roberts
Dean, Workforce and Economic Development, California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office
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Mario Rodriguez

Mario Rodriguez
Vice Chancellor of College Finance and Facilities Planning, California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office
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Van Ton-Quinlivan

Van Ton-Quinlivan
Vice Chancellor, Workforce and Economic Development, California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office
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LeBaron Woodyard

LeBaron Woodyard
Dean, Educational Programs and Professional Development, California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office
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Supporting Staff - Researchers

Kathy Booth

Kathy Booth
Senior Research Associate, WestEd
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Jason Willis

Jason Willis
WestEd
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Kelsey Krausen

Kelsey Krausen
WestEd
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The Opportunity
For community colleges to become essential catalysts to California’s economic recovery and jobs creation at the local, regional and state levels.

The Strategy
Doing What MATTERS for jobs and the economy is a four-pronged framework to respond to the call of our nation, state, and regions to close the skills gap. The four prongs are:

  • Give Priority for Jobs and the Economy
  • Make Room for Jobs and the Economy
  • Promote Student Success
  • Innovate for Jobs and the Economy
California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office