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Francisco Rodriguez, “Community Colleges: Modern-Day Engines for Economic and Social Mobility”

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Francisco Rodriguez, “Community Colleges: Modern-Day Engines for Economic and Social Mobility”
April 9, 2018 3:00 pm
April 9, 2018 5:30 pm
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Time: 3:00 PM – 5:30 PM
Location: Student Community Center Multipurpose Room

This lecture will feature Francisco Rodriguez, Chancellor of the Los Angeles Community College District. In this Forum, Chancellor Rodriguez will proceed from the observation that America’s community colleges–which are the most egalitarian institutions of public higher education, serving more than 12 million students each year–play a leading role in supporting social mobility as well as our nation’s strength, economic health and prosperity, and democracy. He will address how community colleges currently face an array of formidable challenges, including demands to increase access and equity; raise completion and graduation rates; and improve postgraduate outcomes. Indeed, they must meet these challenges in a climate of decreasing public confidence in higher education, staggering enrollments, and segregated educational attainment. Dr. Rodriguez will describe how community colleges provide the best return on investment in higher education.

The lecture will take place in the Multipurpose Room of the Student Community Center from 3-4:30 PM, with a reception and light refreshments to follow. This event is free and open to the public, and if you wish to attend, please RSVP using the link below:


This event is sponsored by Office of the Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor, the Community and Regional Development Program, the Department of Chicano and Chicana Studies, the Community Development Graduate Group, the School of Education, the Center for Regional Change

For more information please contact: Roseanna Pileggi, rdpileggi@ucdavis.edu

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