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Past · November 6, 2020

Higher Education and Economic Opportunity in California

Virtual Event

November 6, 2020 · 11:00 am - 12:00 pm


About the Program

Boosting college enrollment and graduation among Latinos, African Americans, and low-income Californians can narrow the state’s economic divide and help meet workforce needs. PPIC Higher Education Center director Hans Johnson will outline a new report on broadening the benefits of a college degree, and a panel of experts will discuss strategies for expanding access and completion.

This research and event are supported with funding from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the Spencer Foundation, and the Sutton Family Fund.


11:00 a.m.   Welcome and Presentation
Hans Johnson, center director and senior fellow, PPIC Higher Education Center

11:15 a.m.   Panel Discussion
Moderator: Hans Johnson
Lande Ajose, senior policy advisor for higher education, Office of the Governor
Loren Blanchard, executive vice chancellor for Academic and Student Affairs, California State University
Marlene Garcia, executive director, California Student Aid Commission

11:45 a.m.   Audience Q&A

12:00 p.m.   Adjourn


Access Completion Economy Equity Higher Education Population Workforce Needs