- One month after stepping down as chancellor of Los Rios Community College District, a position he held for 16 years, Brice Harris was named Thursday as chancellor of the California community college system.
- Harris will officially succeed Jack Scott, a former state senator and community college president, in November.
- The California community college system is the nation's largest, with 2.4 million students, and its 112 colleges have been hit hard by $809 million in budget cuts over the last four years with more looming on the horizon and strain showing across the system.
From the article:
Brice Harris has had one month of retirement to prepare for one of the most challenging leadership roles in higher education. The newly named chancellor of the California community college system ran the Los Rios Community College District for 16 years, stepping down as chancellor in August. His selection Thursday by the system's governing board was not a surprise. Harris was popular at Los Rios and had good relations with faculty groups while he led an expansion and modernization of the four colleges in the relatively large district. ...