California Community Colleges Chancellor Brice W. Harris issued the following statement today (May 14) on a UC plan, announced at the Board of Regents meeting in Sacramento, which aims to strengthen and streamline transfer for California community college students to the UC system:

“The California Community Colleges supports the University of California’s transfer task force recommendations and will work collaboratively to implement the group’s recommendations. Many of California’s most innovative and inspiring leaders started at community colleges. The goal of broadening the diverse pool of community college transfers to UC is in keeping with our mission. More resources are needed, however, to enable California public higher education to raise the volume of transfers across systems to increase degree completion and meet the economic and social needs of our state.”