New California Community College Trustees President Hails From Santa Monica

Thursday, 8 May 2014, 12:48:00 PM

City News Service

Outgoing 2013-14 CCCT President Manny Ontiveros of the North Orange County Community College District prepares to pass the gavel to SMC Trustee Dr. Louise Jaffe, elected CCCT President for 2014-15.
Photo by Armand Sandoval from Armand Sandoval Photography
Outgoing 2013-14 CCCT President Manny Ontiveros of the North Orange County Community College District prepares to pass the gavel to SMC Trustee Dr. Louise Jaffe, elected CCCT President for 2014-15.

Santa Monica College trustee Dr. Louise Jaffe was elected president

of the California Community College Trustees for 2014-15, it was

announced today.

"Dr. Jaffe is a strong leader, an experienced trustee, and an

accomplished education researcher,'' SMC Superintendent/President Chui

L. Tang said. "She is what the state needs at this time when we are

focusing on student success.''

The CCCT is affiliated with the nonprofit Community College League of

California, which includes all 72 California community college

districts.

The CCCT takes positions on issues placed before the state Board of Governors and the Legislature.

Policy direction also is provided concerning statewide educational

policy, research initiatives, publications, workshops and conferences.

"With more than 400 trustees across California, it is a huge honor

and privilege to be elected CCCT president," Jaffe said. "It is also a

huge opportunity, especially now that there is increased state funding

available to serve our student. My priority at the state level is the

very same as my priority here at the local level: to improve student

success for all of our community college students."

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