2018 Champions of Higher Education Celebration

2018 Champions of Higher Education Celebration

Our third annual Champions of Higher Education celebration highlighted the exemplary efforts of California leaders and institutions to improve student success. This year we honored:

2018 Champions of Higher Education for Excellence in Transfer

12 Community Colleges and 4 California State Universities are honored for their excellence in implementing the Associate Degree for Transfer

Learn more about our 2018 college and university honorees.

Unsung Hero

Alfred Herrera | Assistant Vice Provost for Academic Partnerships, UCLA

Rising Star

Jorge Reyes Salinas | Former California State University Student Trustee

Rising Star

Alexa Victoriano | Former Los Angeles Community College District Student Trustee

Legislative Champion

Holly Mitchell | California State Senator 


Change Maker

Reach Higher, an initiative of former First Lady Michelle Obama


To view photos from the evening, click here.

Thank you to our sponsors!

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