The Student Senate for California Community Colleges is pleased to announce that the 2020 General Assembly will be held April 3 - 5, 2020, in Ontario at the Ontario Convention Center.
This year's theme is “Student Voices Hold Power” At the General Assembly, attendees will gather tools and tips on how to be effective as a student leader, representative, and advocate while serving the students of their college or student group. Delegates, student leaders, advisors, and all other interested parties are welcome to attend the General Assembly. All California community college delegates will consider resolutions that directly impact the California Community College System and its students and to guide the SSCCC into the future. New this year, the delegates will also elect the 2020 - 21 SSCCC Executives during the General Assembly.
The SSCCC is concerned with creating a sustainable environment. As such, the Ontario Convention Center allows the SSCCC to offer green meeting space for our 2020 General Assembly. Check out the Ontario Convention Center website to learn more about the Convention Centers green meeting efforts.
Attendees will have the opportunity to network with student leaders across the state, learn about current initiatives, and identify opportunities to become involved with the SSCCC. Below is information about the General Assembly Keynote Speakers.
Join student advocates in Ontario April 3 - 5, 2020!
Dr. Lande Ajose
Dr. Lande Ajose is the Senior Policy Advisor for Higher Education for Governor Gavin Newsom. She is responsible for developing and shaping the Governor’s higher education policy agenda, which is focused on protecting college affordability, preserving college access, and increasing system efficiency in order to meet the state’s need for a skilled and educated workforce. Prior to this appointment, she served as executive director of California Competes, a nonpartisan, nonprofit project that develops and advocates on behalf of policies to equitably boost California’s postsecondary degree attainment. Her experience in higher education spans college admissions at Vassar College, education and workforce development funding at the James Irvine Foundation, and research and evaluation at MDRC, where she managed a comprehensive evaluation of the Achieving the Dream Initiative. An ardent advocate for college affordability, in 2014 she was appointed to the California Student Aid Commission (CSAC) by Governor Jerry Brown and served as chair for two years until her resignation in May 2019. She has served on boards of the Institute of College Access and Success (TICAS), the Institute for Higher Education Policy (IHEP) and, until her appointment to the Governor’s office, she was a WASC Senior College and University Commissioner. She currently serves on the advisory committee for the Higher Education Policy Center at the Public Policy Institute of California. A graduate of Occidental College, she earned her master’s degree from the School of Public Affairs at UCLA and holds a PhD from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She was recently awarded an honorary doctorate from her alma mater, Occidental College.
Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley
The California Community Colleges Board of Governors appointed Eloy Ortiz Oakley as chancellor for the California Community Colleges beginning December 19, 2016. Eloy Ortiz Oakley is best known throughout California and the nation for implementing innovative programs and policies that help students succeed in college. Oakley strongly believes that California’s rapidly changing economy demands a diverse workforce with quality credentials and that the state’s 115 community colleges play a pivotal role in moving California forward. Under Oakley’s leadership, the California Community Colleges published the Vision for Success which lays out a focused strategy on increasing the social and economic mobility of all Californians. Since becoming chancellor, Oakley has positioned the California Community Colleges as a critical player nationally in maintaining the global competitiveness of the nation’s workforce. Oakley’s trailblazing efforts have been acknowledged through his appointments to the Rework America Taskforce, the California Chamber of Commerce, the University of California Board of Regents, the Fair Shake Commission, the College Futures Foundation and the LA 2028 Advisory Board. He is frequently invited to speak to education, philanthropic and business organizations throughout the nation.