California Community Colleges Chancellor Jack Scott Announces his
Retirement from the Largest System of Higher Education in the Nation
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – California Community Colleges Chancellor Jack Scott today issued a statement on his retirement from largest system of higher education in the nation:
“Today I announced my retirement as chancellor to the California Community Colleges Board of Governors, effective Sept. 1. I have greatly enjoyed my work since becoming chancellor on Jan. 1, 2009. It is true that it has been a tough time for community colleges because of the financial difficulties of the state of California. But I have been received warmly in Sacramento and on college campuses by trustees, faculty, staff, administrators, and students. I have proudly represented our colleges before the Legislature, the governor, and many other audiences.
“My wife, Lacreta, and I plan to return to our home in the Pasadena-area. We will enjoy travel and visiting with family and friends. I will continue to speak on occasions and consult on a part-time basis. But mainly, retirement will be a time to take it easy after a 58-year career. I have been extremely blessed with good health and a rewarding tenure in both higher education and public service. I am so glad of that, and I want to thank the many people who have made my extended career in higher education and public service possible.”
The California Community Colleges is the largest system of higher education in the nation. It is composed of 72 districts and 112 colleges serving 2.6 million students per year. Community colleges supply workforce training, basic skills courses in English and math, and prepare students for transfer to four-year colleges and universities. The Chancellor’s Office provides leadership, advocacy and support under the direction of the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges.