The California Community Colleges (CCC) records consist of eighteen cubic feet of textual records covering the period from
1959-1997, with the bulk of the record group dating from 1970-1980s. The collection is divided into two sub-groups: Chancellor's
Office and Facilities Planning.
California's system of public higher education includes the University of California (UC), California State University (CSU),
and the California Community Colleges (CCC). At present , the California Community Colleges system consists of over
one-hundred community colleges and approximately seventy community college districts throughout the State. Created by legislation
in 1967 (Chapter 1549, Statutes of 1967), it is the largest system of higher education in the world, serving more than 2 million
students. The system is administered by the Chancellor's Office which is responsible for allocating state funds and providing
leadership. The CCC system is governed by the Board of Governors which, within the bounds of state law, sets systemwide policy.
As specified by Section 71000 of the California Education Code, the Governor appoints the seventeen Board members who represent
the public, faculty, students, and classified employees. The Education Code also directs the Board to allow local authority
and control of the community college districts to the "maximum degree permissible."
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