​LONG BEACH – California Community Colleges Board of Governors named Eloy Ortiz Oakley as the new chancellor today.

The following statement is attributable to CSU Chancellor Timothy P. White:

"Eloy is an outstanding leader and partner in California public higher education. He has dedicated himself to building pathways for students from K-12 to a college degree, university degree and beyond. Eloy challenges and empowers all of us to think deeply about higher education's role in our society and act accordingly. He understands the needs of California's communities and is dedicated to our shared success."

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