The Student Senate for California Community Colleges is pleased to announce that the Spring 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 Spring 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 Spring 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.
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.