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Leaders Driving Change: Dr. Robert Pimentel

“Transfer Pathways” Dual Enrollment in Fresno puts students in the driver’s seat on their education goals Watch the video and keep reading below to learn more about Dr. Pimentel and the “Transfer Pathways” dual enrollment program at Fresno City College. In Fresno, high school students now have more opportunities to earn credits that count toward Read more >

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Leaders Driving Change: Dr. Jane Dong

Dr. Dong launches Cal State LA’s STAR program to increase transfer student success in STEM This is the first feature in College Futures Foundation’s Leaders Driving Change recognition series. Through this series, we are lifting up leaders, institutions, and organizations committed to equitable, student-centered support and a culture of continuous improvement. We are showcasing leaders Read more >

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Publications & Research

Survey: Pandemic Disrupted Plans of Nearly 40% of Community College Students on Verge of Transferring

The COVID-19 pandemic has upended many aspects of higher education in the past 18 months. Perhaps most heartbreakingly, the pandemic derailed the dreams and plans of transfer students who had made considerable progress toward a bachelor’s degree and were on the verge of transitioning from a community college to a university. Post-pandemic, addressing the challenges Read more >

News & Commentary

New Resource Offers a Roadmap to College for California Students

Higher education is a critical step toward good jobs, economic mobility, opportunities, and success. But the process of applying, getting into, financing and transferring colleges isn’t so straightforward. We’re proud to support Southern California Public Radio’s college pathways guide for folks at all stages of life who want to attend college.  The guide offers readers Read more >

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News & Commentary, Press Releases & Announcements

Gubernatorial Higher Ed Appointees Reflect Student Diversity, Importance of Latino Leadership

Today, Governor Gavin Newsom announced ten new appointees to the governing boards of California’s three public higher education segments. Seven of these appointees are Latino—a strong statement in recognition of our diverse student population and the importance and power of Latino leadership for higher education and socioeconomic mobility. One of the appointees, Julia Lopez, previously Read more >

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Recognizing Continuous Improvement That Advances Equity and Builds a Student-First Culture

Through College Futures Foundation’s Leaders Driving Change recognition series, we will lift up leaders, institutions, and organizations committed to equitable, student-centered support and a culture of continuous improvement. We’ll focus on individuals and teams who are easing student transitions, providing holistic student supports, and prioritizing equity and inclusivity. Today’s college students are more diverse than Read more >

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Press Releases & Announcements

Valery Vue Joins College Futures Foundation as Communications Associate

College Futures Foundation welcomes Valery Vue as the organization’s new Communications Associate. In this role, Vue will be collaborating closely with the Foundation’s Director of Strategic Communications, Regan Douglass, to produce and support effective communications efforts including digital campaigns, social media engagement, publications, presentations, and events—all in service to the Foundation’s commitment to equitable opportunity Read more >

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News & Commentary

Equitable, Affordable, & Timely Degree Completion: It’s Our Focus, and It Can Be Across California with Smart Policy

Last week, Governor Newsom and the state legislature agreed on a historic state spending plan that comprehensively invests in California’s future. The budget’s unprecedented investment in higher education aims to counteract enrollment decline at the California Community Colleges, support enrollment growth at the UC and CSU, improve college affordability through increased access to financial aid and nontuition Read more >

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News & Commentary

Emergency support for college students is a matter of financial equity, and it’s everyone’s business

  Emergency fund assistance for students in our state budget, paired with recently approved federal relief, recognizes an important lesson from the pandemic: Flexible cash assistance works. California offers relatively generous financial aid programs, but their application is limited, and too many of our students face serious financial strains outside of tuition that threaten to Read more >