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SDCCD Chancellor Carlos Cortez stands in front of a screen and speaks into a black microphone

SDCCD chancellor, leadership outline priorities at City College forum

Four-year degree program, enrollment, housing and policing among topics discussed
Kathryn Gray, Editor-In-Chief November 18, 2022
Inside the warmth of the MS-140 room, faculty and staff gathered to hear Chancellor Carlos Cortez and district leadership present key priorities for SDCCD, bypassing the chilled lemonade and chewy chocolate chip cookies to settle in their seats on an unseasonably cold San Diego afternoon.
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City banners showcasing Citys different career programs

Study: SDCCD career education programs add $1.6B boost to local economy

Programs like cybersecurity, child development, cosmetology and photography impact region in drastic, positive way
Kenneth Jaimes, Multimedia Journalist September 14, 2022
Career education programs offered within the San Diego Community College District have an economic impact of $1.6 billion in the San Diego region, according to a study done by Lightcast.
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Students at San Diego City College

SDCCD chancellor gives update on state of the district

Carlos Cortez presented an update to his 10-point plan at Convocation
Shamere Grimes, Multimedia Journalist September 12, 2022
Carlos Cortez, the chancellor of the San Diego Community College District, marked the first year of stepping into the top job with an update to San Diego City College faculty and staff last month.
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Petco Park San Diego skyline

BREAKING: Following pushback, SDCCD chancellor cancels investiture

After weeks of controversy regarding keynote speaker Alice Walker, district cancels the event
Philip Salata and Jakob McWhinney May 23, 2022
Carlos Cortez, chancellor of the San Diego Community College District, announced the cancellation of his upcoming investiture event in a district-wide email sent this afternoon.
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City student Jeannette Mayo Gallegos, flanked by faculty and administration officials including City president Ricky Shabazz, and San Diego Community College District Chancellor Carlos Cortez, receives a $55,000 Jack Kent Cooke scholarship at Tuesdays ceremony. City College Flickr

City College awards over $360,000 in scholarships

The 31st annual scholarship ceremony celebrated students for achievements, both in the classroom and communities
Jakob McWhinney, Managing Editor May 12, 2022
The theme of Tuesday’s event was “I Am Resilient,” and was meant to honor “students’ drive to stay motivated and optimistic,” even as the “community continues to face challenging times,” amid the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the ceremony’s program.
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Kavin Faulconer, Monica Montgomery, Carlos Cortez (from left)

BREAKING: SDCCD selects Carlos Turner Cortez as new chancellor

The president of Continuing Education replaces Constance Carroll
Gabriel Schneider, Editor-in-Chief March 16, 2021
The San Diego Community College District has selected Carlos Turner Cortez to replace Chancellor Constance Carroll, who is retiring after 17 years.
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