California Community Colleges Chancellor to Temporarily Advise U.S. Ed Secretary

California Community Colleges Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley will temporarily advise U.S. Education Secretary Miguel Cardona on higher education policy, reports The Los Angeles Times. Oakley will step aside from his role on July 26 and return this fall, with Deputy Chancellor Daisy Gonzales filling in the position.

In helping the Biden administration achieve its higher education priorities, Oakley said he hopes to increase the federal Pell Grant, which is awarded to students with annual family incomes typically below $50,000. 

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