Statement on University of California President Janet Napolitano Announcement to Step Down in August 2020 Kristen Soares, President, Association of Independent California Colleges & Universities September 18, 2019   Sacramento, CA–Association of Independent California Colleges and Universities President Kristen Soares issued the following statement on University of California President Janet Napolitano’s announcement that she will step […]

On behalf of the Association of Independent California Colleges and Universities (AICCU), I applaud Governor Gavin Newsom for establishing his Council for Postsecondary Education. We thank Gov. Newsom for his visionary leadership and his commitment to expanding access to higher education in California. Already, we have seen him make significant and important funding commitments to education. […]

  Statement Regarding Governor Newsom’s Signed 2019-20 Budget   Kristen Soares, President, Association of Independent California Colleges & Universities  June 28, 2019  On behalf of the over 358,000 students attending the independent, nonprofit colleges and universities (ICCU), the Association of Independent California Colleges and Universities (AICCU) applauds Governor Gavin Newsom’s signed 2019-20 state budget and his commitment to California higher education access and […]

 Statement Regarding Governor Newsom’s May Revision of the 2019-20 Budget Release Kristen Soares, President, Association of Independent California Colleges & Universities On behalf of the over 358,000 students attending the independent, nonprofit colleges and universities (ICCU), the Association of Independent California Colleges and Universities (AICCU) applauds Governor Gavin Newsom’s May Revision to the proposed 2019-20 […]

The Association of Independent California Colleges and Universities (AICCU) is greatly disappointed in the introduction of a proposed bill in the Legislature today that would have significant unintended consequences, and ultimately hurt low-income students and their access to higher education. On behalf of 84 colleges and universities, and the 358,000 students attending the independent, nonprofit higher […]

  March 5, 2019 (SACRAMENTO) – More than 100 undergraduate students and administrators from the Independent California College and University sector gathered at the Capitol to share why the Cal Grant award is integral to their higher education aspirations. Students also rallied in support of AICCU’s sponsored Cal Grant formula bill, AB 1307, to ensure equity […]

Feb. 22, 2019 (SACRAMENTO) – The Association of Independent California Colleges and Universities (AICCU) announced today that Assembly Member Blanca Rubio (D-48) has authored and introduced AICCU’s proposal to reinstate the Cal Grant funding formula for students who attend independent, nonprofit colleges and universities. The formula will bring stability to the award, which has been […]

On behalf of the 330,000 students attending the independent, nonprofit colleges and universities, the Association of Independent California Colleges and Universities (AICCU) applauds Governor Gavin Newsom’s proposed budget for fiscal year 2019-20, as released this morning. The proposal reflects his commitment to California higher education access and affordability, including maintaining the maximum Cal Grant award […]

Jan. 7, 2019 (SACRAMENTO) – Kristen Soares, Association of Independent California Colleges and Universities President, issued the following statement on the swearing in of Gavin Newsom as California’s governor. “On behalf of California’s independent, nonprofit colleges and universities, I wish to congratulate Gov. Gavin Newsom. AICCU looks forward to working with the new administration to […]

AICCU President Kristen Soares Issues Statement on Thousand Oaks Shooting Kristen Soares, Association of Independent California Colleges and Universities President, issued the following statement regarding last night’s Thousand Oaks shooting. “My colleagues and I are deeply saddened by the senseless shooting in Thousand Oaks, and we wish to share our condolences to the victims as […]