Assemblymember Philip Ting (AD-19) Recognized for Student-Centered Pandemic Response

The Campaign for College Opportunity recently recognized Assemblymember Philip Ting (AD-19) during their second annual Legislative Dean’s List Reception. Assemblymember Ting was honored with Distinction in Courageous Pandemic Response for his leadership in developing timely and efficient budgets that ensured adequate funding for our California colleges and universities amid a global pandemic. Assemblymember Ting, who serves as chair of the Assembly Budget Committee, worked to protect financial aid levels for California students and to ensure the availability of emergency funding to community college and undocumented students during a time of tremendous financial uncertainty amongst students.

“Assemblymember Ting’s work on the 2020-21 State Budget recognized the urgent need for state leaders to protect college access and success for thousands of students with dreams of earning a college degree, particularly Latinx and Black students who have been disproportionately impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic,” said Jessie Ryan, executive vice president of the Campaign for College Opportunity. “We commend Assemblymember Ting for leading our state to make these important investments that will support our students to continue and complete their education.” Read more