AICCU President Kristen Soares Issues Statement on Newly Elected Governor Gavin Newsom
Kristen Soares, Association of Independent California Colleges and Universities President, issued the following statement on the election of Gavin Newsom as California governor.
“On behalf of California’s independent colleges and universities, I wish to congratulate Gov.-elect Gavin Newsom. AICCU is excited to work with the incoming administration to further our ongoing commitment to higher education access and affordability for all students. Education is the key to ensuring California has a vibrant and prepared workforce now and in the future. AICCU will continue to work diligently in Sacramento, and across the state, to give all students an opportunity to pursue their college and career dreams.”
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The Association of Independent California Colleges and Universities (AICCU) is comprised of 83 independent, nonprofit colleges and universities, which make up the Independent California Colleges and Universities (ICCU) sector. The ICCU sector plays a pivotal role in the development of the state’s model higher education offerings and in making California a symbol of innovation across the globe. Within California, ICCU institutions award over 20 percent of all undergraduate degrees and over 50 percent of graduate degrees, making them the largest preparers of California’s advanced workforce.