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Task Force Meetings

  • "Our charge is the economy needs a million more industry valued middle-scale credentials. The California community colleges are essential to that work." --Sunita Cooke, Task Force Chair
  • Board of Governors Task Force June Meeting
  • Task Force tackles workforce challenges
  • Brice Harris, Chancellor, California Community Colleges
  • Lynn Shaw, President, Long Beach City College, Full Time Faculty Union, Vice Chair LAOCRC and Task Force Co-Chair
  • "California Students need counseling that includes information of all opportunities as it relates to skill and career development." --Dr. Carole Goldsmith, President, West Hills College Coalinga and Task Force Member
  • L to R: Brice Harris, Chancellor, California Community Colleges; Tim Rainey, Executive Director, California Workforce Investment Board, Task Force Co-Chair; Ricardo Navarrette, Vice President, Student Services, Santa Rosa Junior College, Task Force Member
  • Toni Parsons, Curriculum Committee Chair, San Diego Mesa College
  • (L) Mike Dozier, Executive Director of the Office of Community and Economic Development at Fresno State and Task Force Member; (R) Brian Burrell, Former California Policy and Organizing Manager, Young Invincibles and Task Force Member
  • Kuldeep Kaur, Chief Business Officer, Yuba Community College District and Task Force Member
  • Ricardo Navarrette, Vice President, Student Services, Santa Rosa Junior College, Task Force Member
  • L to R: Lynn Shaw, Task Force Co-Chair, President, Long Beach City College Full Time Faculty Union, Vice Chair, Los Angeles and Orange County Regional Consortia (LAOCRC); Sunita Cooke, Task Force Chair, President/Superintendent, MiraCosta Community College District; Brice Harris, Chancellor, California Community Colleges; Van Ton-Quinlivan, Task Force Lead Staff, Vice Chancellor, Workforce & Economic Development, California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office; Tim Rainey, Task Force Co-Chair, Executive Director, California Workforce Investment Board
  • Julie Bruno, Vice President, Academic Senate of the California Community Colleges, Professor of Communications Studies, Sierra College and Task Force Member
  • (L) John Brauer, Executive Director, Workforce and Economic Development California Labor Federation and Task Force Member; (R) Paul Fiest, Vice Chancellor for Communications, California community Colleges Chancellor's Office
  • L to R: Kuldeep Kaur, Chief Business Officer, Yuba Community College District and Task Force Member; Mollie Smith, Legislative Committee Chair CCCAOE, Director, Occupational & Noncredit Programs, Palomar Community College and Task Force Member; Brian Burrell, Former California Policy and Organizing Manager, Young Invincibles and Task Force Member
  • L to R: Julie Bruno, Vice President, Academic Senate of the California Community Colleges, Professor of Communications Studies, Sierra College and Task Force Member; Bill Scroggins, President and CEO Mount San Antonio college and Task Force Member; Linda Wah, Pasadena Community College District Board of Trustees and Task Force Member
  • Mario Rodriguez, Assistant Vice Chancellor, College Finance and Facilities Planning, California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office
  • Cathy A. Martin, Vice President, Workforce, California Hospital Association and Task Force Member
  • L to R: Abdi Soltani, Executive Director ACLU of Northern California, Task Force Member; Barbara Baran, Co-Director California EDGE Coalition, Task Force Member; Patricia de Cos, Deputy Executive Director, California State Board of Education
  • Abdi Soltani, Executive Director ACLU of Northern California, Task Force Member
  • Work Group
  • (L) Allan Zaremberg, President and CEO California Chamber of Commerce, Task Force Member; (R) Sunita Cooke, President/Superintendent MiraCosta Community College District, Task Force Chair
  • (L) Lynell Wiggins, Counselor, Pasadena City College, Task Force Member; (R) Van Ton-Quinlivan, Vice Chancellor, Workforce and Economic Development, California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office
  • Dr. Carole Goldsmith, President, West Hills College Coalinga and Task Force Member; Linda Wah, Pasadena Community College District Board of Trustees and Task Force Member; Van Ton-Quinlivan, Vice Chancellor, Workforce and Economic Development, California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office
  • Work Group (L to R): Patricia de Cos, Deputy Executive Director, California State Board of Education; Linda S. Wah, Pasadena Community College District Board of Trustees; Sunita Cooke, Task Force Chair, President/Superintendent, MiraCosta Community College District
  • L to R: James Mayor, President & CEO, California Forward, Task Force Member; Brian Burrell, Former California Policy and Organizing Manager, Young Invincibles, Task Force Member; Van Ton-Quinlivan, Vice Chancellor, Workforce and Economic Development; Craig Justice, President, California Community Colleges Chief Instructional Officers, Vice President Instruction, Irvine Valley College, Task Force Member
  • James "We Can Do It!" Mayer and Allan Zaremberg, Task Force Members
  • (L) Patricia de Cos, Deputy Executive Director, California State Board of Education, Task Force Member; (R) Rachel Mullen, Student Representative, American River College, Task Force Member
  • (L) Mike Dozier, Executive Director of the Office of Community and Economic Development at Fresno State, Task Force Member; (R) Darin Chidsey, Director of Strategy, Policy & Public Affairs, Southern California Association of Governments, Task Force Member
  • Group Discussion (L to R): Kuldeep Kaur, Chief Business Officer, Yuba Community College District; Mollie Smith, Legislative Committee Chair, CCCAOE Director, Occupational & Noncredit Programs, Palomar Community College; Brian Burrell, Former California Policy & Organizing Manager, Young Invincibles
  • Nicole Rice, Policy Director, California Manufacturing and Technology Association, Task Force Member
  • Kari Decker, Managing Director, Corporate Responsibility, Western Region, JPMorgan Chase, Task Force Member
  • L to R: Darin Chidsey, Director of Strategy, Policy & Public Affairs, Southern California Association of Governments, Task Force Member; Kari Decker, Managing Director, Corporate Responsibility, Western Region, JPMorgan Chase, Task Force Member; Craig Justice, President, California Community Colleges Chief Instructional Officers, Vice President for Instruction, Irvine Valley College, Task Force Member; Cecilia Estolano, Vice President, California Community Colleges Board of Governors, Co-Founder, Estolano LeSar Perez Advisors; Lynn Shaw, President, Long Beach City College, Full Time Faculty Union, Vice Chair LA CRC, Task Force Co-Chair; Mollie Smith, Legislative Committee Chair CCCAOE, Director, Occupational & Noncredit Programs, Palomar Community College, Task Force Member; Van Ton-Quinlivan, Vice Chancellor, Workforce & Economic Development
  • Dr. Pam Walker, Ed.D., Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs, California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office
  • L to R: Kathy Booth, Senior Research Associate, WestEd; Rona Sherriff, Workforce and Education consultant, RLS Consulting; Denise Brosseau, CEO, Thought Leadership Lab
  • L to R: Wheeler North, Professor of Aviation Technology, San Diego Miramar College; Theresa Tena, Vice Chancellor for Institutional Effectiveness; Erik Skinner, Deputy Chancellor, California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office
  • (L) Paul Steenhausen, Executive Director, Success Center for California Community Colleges; (R) Denise Nolden, Interim Vice Chancellor, Student Services and Special Programs Executive Director, Success Center for California Community Colleges
  • Keetha Mills, President and CEO, Foundation for California Community Colleges
  • Group Discussion (L to R): James Mayer, President & CEO, California Forward; Cathy Martin, Vice President, Workforce, California Hospital Association
  • Vince Stewart, Vice Chancellor of Governmental Relations, California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office
  • Task Force convenes on creating a strong economy
  • Lupita Cortez Alcalá, Deputy Superintendent of Instruction and Learning Support, California Department of Education
  • Van Ton-Quinlivan, Vice Chancellor, Workforce & Economic Development


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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