He is an expert in the areas of federal, state and international economic policies, specifically the middle-class squeeze, income inequality and mobility, trends in employment and earnings, low-wage labor markets, poverty and international comparisons. Bernstein has been an economist at the Economic Policy Institute since and is a renowned author of several books and academic treatises on the economy and the middle class. The commencement will be held at 3pm in the Hunter College Assembly Hall.
It wasand Oakley was then president of the Long Beach Community College District, one of the most diverse two-year college districts in the nation.
California Community Colleges serves 2. Now 53, he accepted the job as chancellor inwith an eye toward expanding on his lifelong mission to move greater numbers of underrepresented students through postsecondary education.
The Long Beach College Promise, which this year celebrates its 10th anniversary, forged an agreement between high school and college administrators for a more organized pipeline from high school to college. It was a good reminder.
Oakley grew up in the Florence-Firestone neighborhood of Southeast Los Angeles, a poverty-stricken area marked by ubiquitous scenes of violence and drug use.
His father supported the family by working at the Long Beach Naval Shipyard; his mother was a Mexican immigrant and homemaker who worked odd jobs to support the family.
He was offered a two-year football scholarship at Pitzer College, in Claremont, after graduating from his Catholic high school. Instead, six months later, at age 18, with an infant daughter, Oakley enlisted in the U. Army, where he served for four years.
The young family moved in and out of apartments, eventually settling in Irvine. After graduation, Oakley would go on to hold several jobs, including that of vice president of college services at Oxnard College, and inhe joined the Long Beach Community College District.
He became its president in After nearly a decade in that role, Oakley was unanimously appointed chancellor of California Community Colleges. He has also served as a University of California regent since Among multiple lofty goals for his tenure, Oakley hopes to reduce racial achievement gaps in community colleges by 40 percent over the next five years and eliminate them completely within 10 years.
His overarching aim is to help young people who grow up as he did — feeling that higher education is out of reach.
That made all the difference in the world. Fall Vy M. Many are making big sacrifices to pursue their dreams, so I try to make it as much a family as I can.
Multiple generations of relatives still live nearby. Her parents worked hard — her father as a machinist and her mother as a manicurist — to support their four children.
Dong became the first in the family to graduate from college. A sister and brother later followed in her footsteps, also receiving UCI degrees. After six years in Canada, she returned to the U.Obituaries for the last 7 days on Your Life Moments. Local news for San Pedro, CA continually updated from thousands of sources on the web.
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