This collection relates to the California Post-Secondary Education Commission (CPEC) collected by the Chancellor’s Office
of the California State University. Mostly consists of CPEC reports (1976-1994), but also includes minutes, agendas (1975-1980),
correspondence and other materials. Reports cover all aspects of post-secondary education including faculty salaries, student
profiles, educational fiscal profile, libraries, educational equity, student fees, community college, degrees, enrollment,
and many other subjects.
The California Postsecondary Education Commission (CPEC) was established in 1974 as the successor to the Coordinating Council
for Higher Education (CCHE). The latter was established as part of the 1960 Master Plan for Higher Education. CPEC is responsible
for the planning and coordinating of education beyond high school by providing the following: policy analyses, advice, and
recommendations to the Legislature and the Governor on statewide policy and funding; review proposed new academic and vocational
education facilities and programs; recommend the need for and location of new campuses and off-campus centers; operate a statewide
postsecondary information system; evaluation of segmental budget requests; development and update of the five-year plan for
post-secondary education; and publication of reports on the condition of private educational institutions. The Commission
operates under a board of trustees with 16 members.
All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Director of Archives
and Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical
materials and not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.