PACE Event

Policy Matters

Creating the Best Conditions for Community College Student Success

California’s community colleges serve nearly three-quarters of public postsecondary enrollments in the state and are therefore critical to any effort to meet today’s needs for a highly educated workforce and citizenry. State public policies create the conditions under which the colleges operate to serve students’ needs and contribute to the economy.

In this presentation, Nancy Shulock makes the case for supplementing ongoing efforts to increase student success with changes to policies in order to provide more favorable conditions under which the colleges can meet the needs of students and the state of California.


  • Nancy Shulock, Executive Director,  Institute for Higher Education Leadership and Policy, California State University, Sacramento