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California Community Colleges Podcast
37 minutes | Jan 13, 2022
Episode 46: “Making Community Colleges the Right Fit for American Indian and Alaska Native Students”
Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley talks with Cuyamaca Community College faculty member Stanley Rodriguez, EdD, and San José City College student Marissa Hemstreet about the California Community Colleges concerted effort to reach out to the State’s tribal and Urban Indian populations, bringing much needed awareness to the benefits of attending and on available financial assistance to help cover the cost associated with education. Transcript: https://www.cccco.edu/-/media/CCCCO-Website/Podcasts/Transcripts/ccc22046-a11y.pdf
49 minutes | Sep 23, 2021
Episode 45: "Trustee and CEO Roles in Advancing Student Equity and Achievement”
Acting Chancellor Daisy Gonzales, PhD, is joined by Kenneth Brown, President of the El Camino College Board of Trustees and President of the Community College League of California’s Trustee Board and Byron Clift Breland PhD, Chancellor of San Jose-Evergreen CCD and President of the League’s CEO Board for a discussion about how the Chancellor’s Office and the League together play a key role in preparing students for the future, fueling California’s economic recovery and advancing the Vision for Success. Read the Transcript: https://www.cccco.edu/-/media/CCCCO-Website/Podcasts/Transcripts/ccc21045transcript-a11y.pdf
25 minutes | May 7, 2021
Episode 44: "Calbright Online College's Role in California's Economic Recovery"
Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley and Calbright College's President and CEO, Ajita Talwalker Menon discuss the online college's latest developments and plans to support adult learners and California's economic recovery after the pandemic. Read the Transcript: https://www.cccco.edu/-/media/CCCCO-Website/Podcasts/Transcripts/CCC21044.pdf
30 minutes | May 5, 2021
Episode 43: "The Role of Higher Education in California’s Future"
Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley is joined by Michael V. Drake, M.D., President of University of California, for a discussion about preparing students for the future and fueling California’s economic recovery. The discussion ranges from standardized tests to transfer pathways to the impact of the pandemic on different communities within the systems, and more. Transcript: https://www.cccco.edu/-/media/CCCCO-Website/Podcasts/Transcripts/CCC21043.pdf?la=en&hash=22CFFCE3FA3146EF696070F593AEC19CF7D0CD02
33 minutes | Apr 5, 2021
Episode 42: "Valuing Community Colleges in Times of Change"
Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley is joined by Mike Madrid, principal at GrassrootsLab and a nationally recognized expert on Latino voting trends, for a hearty discussion about community colleges, protecting democracy, culture, politics and even baseball. Transcript: https://www.cccco.edu/-/media/CCCCO-Website/Podcasts/Transcripts/CCC21042.pdf
36 minutes | Mar 17, 2021
Episode 41: "Recovery with Equity, a Conversation with Lande Ajose"
In this episode, Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley welcomes back Lande Ajose, Senior Policy Advisor for Higher Education for the Office of Governor Gavin Newsom, for a discussion about a groundbreaking report, “Recovery with Equity: A Roadmap for Higher Education After the Pandemic.” The report was published by the Governor's Council for Postsecondary Education and the discussion centers around how it validates and builds upon the goals and objectives that are set forth in the Vision for Success. Transcript: https://www.cccco.edu/-/media/CCCCO-Website/Podcasts/Transcripts/CCC21041.pdf?
18 minutes | Feb 3, 2021
Episode 40: “Conversation with CSU Chancellor Castro”
In this episode of the California Community Colleges, Chancellor Oakley had the pleasure of speaking with the new California State University’s Chancellor, Dr. Joseph I. Castro. Dr. Castro is the eighth chancellor of the California State University system and the first person of color to serve in this role. They discussed the importance of the transfer pathways from community college to the CSU, and supporting the diversity within these two systems. Transcript: https://www.cccco.edu/-/media/CCCCO-Website/Podcasts/Transcripts/CCC21040.pdf
10 minutes | Jan 7, 2021
Episode 39 "Special Message on Democracy and Education"
Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley rings in New Year 2021 with a special solo podcast on the topics of democracy and education. Transcript: https://www.cccco.edu/-/media/CCCCO-Website/Podcasts/Transcripts/CCC21039-final.pdf
18 minutes | Nov 13, 2020
Episode 38: "Higher Education Perspectives in California and Beyond"
As California and its leaders are persevering after the crushing impact the COVID-19 pandemic has had on the state and the entire nation. The state’s higher education system will be at the forefront working to create new technologies, grow our economy, and preparing workforces for the future. The challenges that California has been facing are shared by other states and working with federal leadership on bipartisan solutions is critical. On this episode, Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley is joined by Margaret Spellings, the president and CEO of Texas 2036 and the former U.S. Secretary of Education, to discuss bridging the gap between educational attainment and workforce demands. Transcript: https://www.cccco.edu/-/media/CCCCO-Website/Podcasts/Transcripts/CCC20038.pdf
31 minutes | Mar 10, 2020
Episode 31: "Student Senate Leaders on Student Advocacy March"
In this podcast episode, Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley is joined by Student Senate for the California Community Colleges leaders Danny Thirakul and Ya'Mese Alijè Johnson for a discussion on what it means to them to represent over 2.1 million students and the potential impact that the March in March on March 19 on the Senate Building will have on the student voice. Transcript: https://www.cccco.edu/-/media/CCCCO-Website/Podcasts/Transcripts/CCC20031.ashx
26 minutes | Jan 8, 2020
Episode 29 "Improving Outcomes for Black and African American Students in California"
California Community Colleges prides itself on the diversity of its student population on college campuses across the state. African-American students make up about 6% of this population, in some communities even more. In this episode of the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office Podcast, Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley is joined by guests Gregg Irish, executive director of the Los Angeles Workforce Investment Board, and Dr. J Luke Wood, Associate Vice-President for Faculty Diversity and Inclusion and Distinguished Professor of Education at San Diego State University, to discuss improving outcomes for Black and African American students on California campuses. Transcript: https://www.cccco.edu/-/media/CCCCO-Website/Podcasts/Transcripts/CCC19029.ashx
14 minutes | Dec 6, 2019
Episode 28: "Building a Data Culture for Student Success Part 2"
In this final episode of a two-part series on the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office Podcast, Deputy Chancellor Daisy Gonzales continues to discuss “Building a Data Culture for Student Success” with her guests Dr. Sonya Christian and Dr. John Hetts. They examine the meaning of data disaggregation its impact on equity, how we can make democratize data and make it accessible, and how the information gathered can enhance a student-centered culture. Transcript: https://www.cccco.edu/-/media/CCCCO-Website/Podcasts/CCC19028_transcript.ash
24 minutes | Nov 20, 2019
Episode 27: "Building a Data Culture for Student Success Part 1"
In this episode of the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office Podcast, Deputy Chancellor, Dr. Daisy Gonzales, welcomes Bakersfield College President, Dr. Sonya Christian and Senior Director of Data Science at Educational Results Partnership, Dr. John Hetts. Transcript: https://www.cccco.edu/-/media/CCCCO-Website/Podcasts/CCC19027_Transcripts
18 minutes | Oct 25, 2019
Episode 26: "Lenny Mendoca of Go Biz”
“Postcard California” is one thing, but in reality, our state is much more than palm trees and a bright-red bridge. When it comes to securing the socioeconomic future of California, it’s going to take much more than Hollywood magic… it’s going to require vision and versatility. In this episode of the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office Podcast, Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley sits down with California’s Chief Economic & Business Advisor and Central Valley native Lenny Mendonca. They discuss California’s “Regions Rise Together” approach to economic development, and the crucial role that community colleges will play, not just in L.A. and the Bay, but throughout the state. Transcript: https://www.cccco.edu/-/media/CCCCO-Website/Podcasts/CCC19026_1.ashx
27 minutes | Sep 27, 2018
Episode 16: "Marshall Tuck, Candidate for California State Superintendent of Public Instruction"
Join Marshall Tuck, candidate for California’s Superintendent of Public Instruction, and California Community Colleges Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley as they explore Tuck’s career as an educator, his hopes for California’s public education system, and his thoughts about the role that K-12 education plays in improving student success at the community college level. Transcript: https://californiacommunitycolleges.cccco.edu/Portals/0/AudioGallery/podcast-transcripts/podcast-transcript-16.pdf
20 minutes | Jun 20, 2018
Episode 13: "Janet Napolitano"
University of California President Janet Napolitano joins California Community Colleges Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley for a frank discussion about the California governor’s race, the importance of quality public education, the question of access and food security, and the future of higher education in California and the nation. Transcript: http://californiacommunitycolleges.cccco.edu/Portals/0/AudioGallery/podcast-transcripts/podcast-transcript-13.pdf
17 minutes | Mar 15, 2018
Episode 9: "John Chiang, California State Treasurer"
California State Treasurer and gubernatorial candidate John Chiang speaks with California Community Colleges Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley about issues critical to higher education in our state. First episode in a series with candidates for governor. Transcript: http://cccgp.cccco.edu/Portals/0/CCCCOPodcastEpisode9_transcript.pdf
23 minutes | Feb 27, 2018
Episode 8: "Dr. Michael Crow, ASU"
Chancellor Oakley and Dr. Micheal Crow, President of Arizona State University, discuss the landscape of online learning. Dr. Crow shares insights from the great work ASU has been doing to empower its students and communities to learn through socio-technical educational platforms. Transcript: http://cccgp.cccco.edu/Portals/0/CCCCOPodcastEpisode8_transcript.pdf?ver=2018-02-26-123333-863×tamp=1519677249931
20 minutes | Nov 20, 2017
Episode 6: "Debbie Cochrane"
Chancellor Oakley and Debbie Cochran, vice president of The Institute for College Access and Success, cover college affordability, student debt, financial aid and the California College Promise. Their discussion also touches upon the relationship between college affordability and higher education access and success. Transcript: http://cccgp.cccco.edu/Portals/0/CCC%20Podcast%20Episode%206.pdf
17 minutes | Nov 7, 2017
Episode 5: "California Forward with Jim Mayer"
Chancellor Oakley sits down with Jim Mayer, President and CEO of CA Fwd, to discuss the recent California Economic Summit, the specific challenges California is facing in the continued economic recovery effort, and the role our community colleges are playing in this ongoing conversation. Transcript: http://cccgp.cccco.edu/Portals/0/Podcast%20Transcript5.pdf
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