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Past · November 3, 2022

The Effects of COVID-19 on Transfer-Intending Students in California’s Community Colleges

Virtual Event

November 3, 2022 · 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

About the Program

The pandemic widened gaps in access for community college students—and the full effects are just beginning to emerge. PPIC researcher Cesar Alesi Perez will present findings on the impact of COVID-19 on transfer-intending students. Then an expert panel will consider these outcomes in light of pre-pandemic reforms and discuss actions the state can take to strengthen enrollment and narrow equity gaps

This research and event are supported with funding from College Futures Foundation and Sutton Family Fund.


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

11:15 a.m. Panel Discussion 
Moderator: Jacob Jackson, research fellow, Public Policy Institute of California
Nikki Edgecombe, senior research scholar, Community College Research Center
Marvin Martinez, chancellor, Rancho Santiago Community College District
Rebecca Ruan-O’Shaughnessy, vice chancellor for educational services and support, California Community Colleges

11:45 a.m. Audience Q&A

12:00 p.m. Adjourn



Nikki Edgecombe

Community College Research Center

Jacob Jackson

Public Policy Institute of California

Marvin Martinez

Rancho Santiago Community College District (RSCCD)

Cesar Alesi Perez

Public Policy Institute of California

Rebecca Ruan-O’Shaughnessy

California Community Colleges

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