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Letter from Tom Torlakson to Chancellor Harris

California Department of Education
Official Letter
California Department of Education
Official Letter
September 28, 2012


Dr. Brice W. Harris, Chancellor
California Community Colleges
1102 Q Street, Suite 4554
Sacramento, CA 95811

Dear Dr. Harris:

Congratulations on you recent appointment as Chancellor for the California Community Colleges. In appointing you as the 15th Chancellor of the California Community Colleges, I am pleased that the Board of Governors recognized your outstanding record of leadership and accomplishments.

I am particularly impressed that you were the longest-serving chancellor at the Los Rios Community College District in Sacramento. During your tenure at Los Rios, I understand that you led two local bond measures that funded facilities improvements and allowed the district to serve thousands of additional students. I also understand that in overseeing the establishment of the district’s fourth college in Folsom several years ago, you provided the vision that resulted in the construction of a new regional performing arts center that is now situated on that campus.

As you know, our respective public education segments have in common many of the same goals and challenges. I hope that you share my view that resolving the many important issues we both face depends on an effective collaboration between our segments at both the state and local levels.

I wish you great success in your new position, and I look forward to meeting with you in the very near future.

Please do not hesitate to contact my office if I can ever be of assistance to you.


Tom Torlakson


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