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College Eligibility for the University of California

February 7, 2020
12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Capitol Event Center
1020 11th Street, second floor
Sacramento, CA 95814

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About the Program

A proposed expansion of the University of California’s admission requirements in science could improve the college readiness of the state’s high school graduates. But it might reduce eligibility, especially among underrepresented and disadvantaged groups. Niu Gao will provide an overview of this and other eligibility issues and Julien Lafortune will moderate a panel discussion about how UC eligibility should be determined.

This event is supported with funding from the Sutton Family Fund.


11:45 a.m. Registration and lunch

12:05 p.m. Welcome 
Deborah Gonzalez, vice president of government affairs and chief data officer, PPIC

12:10 p.m. Presentation
Niu Gao, research fellow, PPIC

12:20 Panel Discussion
Moderator: Julien Lafortune, research fellow, PPIC
Yvette Gullatt, vice provost of diversity and engagement, University of California Office of the President
Varsha Sarveshwar, president, University of California Student Association
Blain Watson, principal, Dominguez High School, Compton Unified School District

1:00 p.m. Audience Q&A

1:30 p.m. Adjourn


Steven Bliss
Media Contact
Kelly Holt
Event Contact


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