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LBCC Superintendent-President Eloy Ortiz Oakley.
Long Beach City College President Eloy Ortiz Oakley was honored at the White House by the Obama Administration at the “Champions of Change for College Opportunity” event Friday, Sept.
A White House report released this week recognizes the Long Beach College Promise as one of the successful local initiatives used to help develop America’s College Promise, which aims to provide more college access and affordability for millions across the nation.
The Long Beach College Promise has earned a $5 million prize as part of California Governor Jerry Brown’s Awards for Innovation in Higher Education. The Award recognizes innovations in higher education that smooth academic transition points for students moving from elementary and secondary education to postsecondary institutions.
In an event Monday at Ernest McBride High School, Mayor Robert Garcia, LBUSD Superintendent Chris Steinhauser, LBCC President Eloy Oakley, and CSULB President Jane Conoley announced a sweeping educational initiative that enhances the Long Beach College Promise by bringing the City into partnership with the three major educational institutions in Long Beach and expanding the mission of the College Promise.
The California Little Hoover Commission released a detailed report yesterday that cited Long Beach City College and the Long Beach College Promise as examples of student success. The report also called on the Governor and the Legislature to refocus the mission of the community colleges and to align policies and resources around student success in three core areas: basic skills, career technical education and preparation for transfer to four-year universities.