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Divisions of the Chancellor's Office

The Academic Affairs Division is responsible for providing state-level review of community college curriculum and instructional support activities. The division is committed to providing leadership and technical assistance to enhance the capacity of the community colleges in the areas of academic planning, review and approval of credit degrees and certificates, Library and Learning Resources, technology strategic planning, basic skills/ESL intersegmental policies, program development and coordination, credit/noncredit adult education, and Fund for Student Success (FSS) -- Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement (MESA) program, Puente Project, and Middle College High School (MCHS) program.
Here you can access important announcements: news updates, press releases, fact sheets and videos. Our team of communication professionals is charged with developing and maintaining the California Community Colleges statewide website created specifically to foster success among prospective and current students. Our team also manages media relations; determines style guides for writing, graphics and web; publishes reports to the governor and Legislature; creates timely marketing pieces and much more.
The College Finance and Facilities Planning Division oversees the formulation of policies that determine the distribution of local assistance and capital outlay funds for the 72 community college districts. The division staff oversees the construction and remodeling of new buildings and centers. They use web-based tools to assess facilities, coordinate planning and evaluate and manage projects efficiently.
The Governmental Relations Division represents the Chancellor's Office before the Legislature and executive branch of the state and federal government. In addition, it is responsible for formulating and advancing the legislative agenda of the system.
The Institutional Effectiveness Division oversees the development and operation of a comprehensive technical assistance program to further student success. The program overlays every division of the Chancellor’s Office – including academic affairs, student services, economic and workforce development, research, and fiscal - and will develop a framework of indicators focused on accreditation, fiscal viability, student performance, and compliance with state and federal guidelines.
The Internal Operations Division provides leadership and staff support services to pilot the strategic success of the California Community Colleges and students. The team values responsiveness, results and respect in delivering a broad range of services in human resources, including recruitment, examination services, health and safety, and equal opportunity.
The Legal Affairs Division provides legal counsel to the board of governors, the chancellor, and Chancellor's Office staff as requested; drafts and reviews proposed legislation and regulations; reviews all contracts and grants entered into by the agency; coordinates with the Attorney General's Office in litigation where the board of governors is a party; and anticipates the need for and recommends new legal policy.
The Student Services and Special Programs division provides leadership and technical assistance for policy and programs that support student access, equity and success. The division administers more than $250 million annually in categorical and grant funds that help colleges provide support services across the campus and supplemental services for special populations.
The Technology, Research and Information Systems Division staff strives to improve education and educational services and is committed to innovation and student success. They develop programs and partnerships that change the way educational institutions operate and educate students.
The Workforce and Economic Development Division is responsible for supporting instruction, managing grants to community colleges, providing technical assistance, and implementing various special programs. The division is composed of three units: Career Technical Education, Economic and Workforce Development, and Nursing and Allied Health. The division staff coordinates jobs and career opportunities for community college graduates to advance California’s economic growth and global competitiveness.