The Coast Community College District congratulates California Community College Chancellor Eloy Oakley on his temporary assignment as special advisor to federal Education Secretary Miguel Cardona. Oakley has close ties with Orange County’s Coast Colleges as an alumnus of Golden West College – one of the Coast District’s three colleges – and previous roles as a part-time faculty member and the district’s risk services manager.
As of July 26, deputy chancellor Daisy Gonzales will assume the role of acting chancellor for the 116-college system educating 2.1 million students. Gonzales has served in the state chancellor’s office since 2017 and is familiar with the work of Coast and other Orange County districts.
Coast District Chancellor John Weispfenning released the following statement: