College presidents support move to new accreditor: On March 17, community college presidents from across the state struck a decisive blow with a more than 90 percent vote to reform the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges and prepare to move to another accreditor. This vote of the presidents confirmed the consensus that the ACCJC is no longer widely accepted in its community, and does not meet the needs of California public higher education.

Board of Governors votes to establish new model with new agency: In an historic vote four days later, the California Community Colleges Board of Governors voted unanimously to reform its current accrediting agency — the ACCJC — and begin to establish a new model for fair accrediting practices with a new agency. CFT and the larger community applauded the board’s courageous and unprecedented action that marks a renewal of opportunity for California’s community college students.