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Daisy Gonzales named interim chancellor of California Community Colleges

Daisy Gonzales has been named the interim chancellor of California’s 116-community college system.

Gonzales, the deputy chancellor of the system, will serve in the role while the system’s Board of Governors conducts a search for a permanent chancellor. Eloy Ortiz Oakley vacated the position last week after serving in the role since 2016.

Gonzales previously filled in as acting chancellor last year while Oakley took a sabbatical to work in the Biden administration. Her term as interim chancellor will last up to 12 months while the board conducts its search.

“California’s 116 colleges are the entryway to higher education for the majority of Californians. I am grateful and humbled by the Board of Governors’ support and confidence to continue to serve our students,” Gonzales said in a statement Thursday.

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