Advancing Higher Education Equity Speaker Series
Join the Campaign for College Opportunity in conversation with California's higher education change makers and equity champions to discuss the most pressing issues in California higher education today against the backdrop of a global health pandemic, economic recession, and urgent calls to address racial inequity.

Second in the series is Women in Higher Education Leadership.
Women in Higher Education Leadership
October 14, 2020
10:30 am – 12:00 pm PST

Women leaders serving on California public higher education governing boards discuss their critical role in advancing policies that eliminate racial inequity at the University of California, California State University, and California Community Colleges, and why racial/ethnic and gender diverse appointments are key to change.

Moderated by:

Maria Anguiano
University of
California Regent

Featured Panelists
Lande Ajose
Higher Education Advisor Office of Governor
Gavin Newsom
Cecilia Estolano
Vice Chair
University of California Board of Regents
Pamela Haynes
Vice President
California Community Colleges Board of Governors
Lillian Kimbell
California State University Board of Trustees
Lark Park
University of California Board of Regents
Lateefah Simon
California State University Board of Trustees
Don't Forget to RSVP for:

A Conversation
with California’s Lieutenant Governor

September 9, 2020
10:30 am - 11:30 am PST
Lt. Governor Eleni Kounalakis
Lieutenant Governor Kounalakis will discuss highlights of her work on the University of California (UC) Board of Regents and California State University (CSU) Board of Trustees and her vision for protecting and expanding college opportunity during this critical time when the demand for health professionals is high and when a college degree is the most powerful guard against unemployment. The Lieutenant Governor will also be honored for being an ardent higher education champion committed to racial equity and to protecting and expanding access at the CSU and UC.
Thank you to the California State Student Association
for partnering with us for A Conversation with California’s Lieutenant Governor. 
Exact dates for future events in the series to be announced.

Racial Equity on the Ballot (October)

This November, Californians have the opportunity to vote on ballot initiatives that reinvest in our schools and end a legacy of legal discrimination in contracting, hiring and university admissions that has left too many talented Black, Latinx, Native American, Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Californians behind. Join us for a discussion on how a Yes vote on Proposition 15 and Proposition 16 can transform higher education in California for the better.

Committing to Transfer as a Key Racial Equity Strategy (November)

In the last ten years, the California Community Colleges have awarded students over 200,000 Associate Degrees for Transfer (ADT) – a degree that provides a streamlined pathway between the state’s community colleges and the CSU system. With a focus on transfer as a racial equity strategy for degree completion, even more students can earn an ADT, reducing time and cost to reach their college goals. Join us in conversation with policymakers ready to prioritize transfer via the ADT and to honor campuses excelling in awarding ADTs.

Celebrating Sixteen Years of Advancing Racial Equity in College Opportunity and Setting the Stage for What’s Next (December)

For our 16th anniversary, we are inviting California’s higher education system leaders to sit down with us and discuss the challenges and opportunities before our state to close racial equity gaps in college access and success. As we commit to joining together to advance college opportunity, we will celebrate the Campaign for College Opportunity’s Sweet Sixteen with a festive virtual reception.  
Want to sponsor one or more of the events in our Advancing Higher Education Equity Speaker Series?

Please contact Stacey Holderbach for more details.