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Past · September 12, 2023

Strengthening California’s Transfer Pathway

Virtual Event

September 12, 2023 · 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

The event will be livestreamed on this page.

About the Program

Increasing the number of California community college students who transfer to four-year institutions is critical for creating a robust pipeline that can produce a diverse pool of college graduates. Despite progress in recent years, transfer rates remain far too low and racial disparities persist. PPIC researcher Cesar Alesi Perez will outline a new report and a panel of experts will discuss efforts to streamline the transfer process so that more students can reach their academic goals.

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


11:00 a.m. Welcome and Presentation
Cesar Alesi Perez, research associate, Public Policy Institute of California

11:15 a.m. Conversation
Moderator: Marisol Cuellar Mejia, research fellow, Public Policy Institute of California
Yvette Gullatt, vice president and vice provost; Graduate, Undergraduate, and Equity Affairs; University of California
Aisha N. Lowe, executive vice chancellor; Office of Equitable Student Learning, Experience, and Impact; California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office
Laura Massa, interim associate vice chancellor, Academic and Faculty Programs, California State University

11:45 a.m. Audience Q&A

12:00 p.m. Adjourn


Yvette Gullatt

University of California

Aisha Lowe

California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office

Laura Massa

California State University

Marisol Cuellar Mejia

Public Policy Institute of California

Cesar Alesi Perez

Public Policy Institute of California



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