Inaugural Award: Equity Champions of Higher Education
To mark the 10th anniversary of the Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT), the Campaign for College Opportunity has created a new award: the Equity Champions of Higher Education.

The Equity Champions of Higher Education are the California Community Colleges leading the state in conferring ADTs to Black and/or Latinx students on their campuses. These campuses are awarding the highest number of ADTs to Latinx and/or Black students relative to the number of transfer-seeking Black and/or Latinx students on their campus.

The following campuses are working with great intentionality to ensure Black and Latinx students who have a transfer goal earn an ADT, and we are proud to announce them as the recipients of our inaugural Equity Champions of Higher Education award: 
Berkeley City College

Cerritos College

Laney College

Merritt College

Woodland College
Congratulations to these colleges doing the work to ensure more students achieve their educational goals and close persistent gaps in success by race/ethnicity once and for all.

We invite you to join us to celebrate the achievements of all the 2020 Champions of Higher Education at our Committing to Transfer as a Key Racial Equity Strategy event next Thursday, November 19th at 10:30am featuring: 

Honorable Alex Padilla
California Secretary of State and SB 1440 Author
Honorable Marc Berman
Assemblymember, 24th District
Chair, Select Committee on the Master Plan
Secretary of State Alex Padilla and Assemblymember Marc Berman will join us in celebrating the important work of our 2020 honorees and discuss improving transfer as a path to address racial equity gaps in college opportunity and economic prosperity for the state.
The Associate Degree for Transfer is a streamlined transfer pathway that offers guaranteed admission to the California State University with junior standing. Since its inception in 2010, over 284,000 ADTs have been conferred by the California Community Colleges. To learn more about the Associate Degree for Transfer, click here.