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Chancellor's Office

California Community Colleges Chancellor's OfficeThe Chancellor's Office is the administrative branch of the California Community College system, and is located in Sacramento. Under the direction of the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges, the Chancellor's Office provides leadership, advocacy, and support for the community college system.
Both the Chancellor's Office and the Board of Governors were created by legislation passed in 1967, prior to that, the community colleges fell under the guidance of the State Board of Education. Since then, more colleges have joined the system, making it the largest system of higher education in the world today.
The Chancellor's Office includes 10 major divisions conducting the business of the system:  Academic Affairs; College Finance and Facilities Planning; Economic Development and Workforce Planning; Governmental Relations; Human Resources; Internal Operations; Legal Affairs; Strategic Planning and Communications; Student Services and Special Programs; and Technology, Research, and Information Systems.

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  Our Partnership  
As the official foundation of the Board of Governors and the Chancellor's Office, the Foundation works closely with the Chancellor's Office to provide effective services and innovative solutions for the California Community College system. Major programs that have resulted from this partnership include:

  About the Chancellor  
Chancellor Jack Scott
Chancellor Brice W. Harris is the 15th chancellor to lead the California Community Colleges. As the longest-serving chancellor at Los Rios, Harris led two local bond measures that funded facilities improvements and allowed the district to serve thousands of additional students. He was the first educator to serve as president of the Sacramento Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce and also served as president of the Sacramento Area Commerce and Trade Organization (SACTO).  Harris serves on the American Council on Education (ACE) board, and was a member of the California Community College Chancellor’s Office Student Success Task Force. He holds a bachelor’s degree in communication from Southwestern Oklahoma State University, a master's in communication from the University of Arkansas, a doctorate in education from Nova Southeastern University, and a Ph.D. from the Harvard University Institute of Educational Management.   


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