For Immediate Release:
November 4, 2008
Contact: PRI Press Office
Nomi Deutch at 415/955-6120
PRI Director of Education Studies Lance Izumi Elected to 2nd Term as President of the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges
Sacramento – On November 3rd, Lance Izumi, senior director of Education Studies at the Pacific Research Institute, was elected to a second term as president of the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges. The Board of Governors provides statewide policy leadership for California’s 110 community colleges, the largest system of higher education in the nation with 2.7 million students. The Board elected Mr. Izumi in a unanimous vote.
“It is a great honor to be entrusted once again with the presidency of the Board of Governors,” said Mr. Izumi. “During the coming year I look forward to working with my fellow Board members, the state chancellor and his staff, and members of the community college family to address the many challenges facing our system both fiscally and academically.”
During Mr. Izumi’s first term in office, the Board tackled many key issues, including the selection of widely respected State Senator Jack Scott as the new state chancellor of the community college system. Paul Navarro, deputy secretary for legislative affairs for Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, recently said that the Board of Governors was one of the state’s best policymaking bodies. “As president I fully intend to continue that level of quality,” said Mr. Izumi.
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