Secretary of State Dr. Shirley N. Weber Recognized as a Student-Centered Racial Equity Champion

The Campaign for College Opportunity recognized newly confirmed Secretary of State Dr. Shirley N. Weber with a Distinction in Elevating Racial Equity for championing fighting to level the playing field by reversing the ban on affirmative action and removing systemic barriers that disproportionately keep Black and Latinx students from attending and succeeding at California’s public colleges and universities.

“Last year, as the nation faced a racial reckoning brought on by decades of racism and injustice, Dr. Weber’s answered the call, introducing ACA 5 and Proposition 16 to reignite a conversation about the urgent need for affirmative action and other race-conscious policies to close racial disparities in hiring and college admissions,” said Jessie Ryan, executive vice president of the Campaign for College Opportunity. Read more