The Campaign for College Opportunity recently honored Assemblymember Jose Medina (AD-61) with a Distinction in Preserving College Dreams award for his leadership in advocating to ensure students have a path to equitable admissions at California public universities. As the University of California (UC) and California State University (CSU) considered admissions changes that would have restricted access for Black, Latinx, and low-income students, Medina stepped up and introduced Assembly Bill 1930, which demanded more transparency and coordination in the decision-making process of changing college admissions requirements.
“Our public colleges and universities need a more collaborative and equity-minded process when establishing and changing a student’s eligibility requirements. Assemblymember Medina saw the need for the CSU, UC, K-12, and the state legislature to work together to ensure that our all students are given a fair shot in the college admissions process,” said Jessie Ryan, executive vice president of the Campaign for College Opportunity. Read more