Moorpark College is pleased to announce that it has been chosen by the Campaign for College Opportunity as a 2020 Champion of Higher Education for the fifth consecutive year. The college was honored at a virtual ceremony Thursday, November 19th which featured the Honorable California Secretary of State Alex Padilla and the Honorable Assembly member Marc Berman.
The Campaign for College Opportunity recognizes colleges that exhibit dedicated leadership in working to ensure strong transfer pathways on their campuses. Moorpark College consistently demonstrates one of the highest rates of Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT) conferrals per fifty full-time equivalent students in the state of California.
The digital celebration event on November 19th highlighted the Advancing Higher Education Equity Speaker Series: Committing to Transfer as a Key Racial Equity Strategy, and welcomed student leaders from the California Community College and CSU system, and other California Community College and CSU honorees. Over 300 attendees representing California’s higher education leadership, elected officials, corporate sponsors, and civic and business leaders were present to honor Moorpark College and the other Champions of Higher Education.
“It is an honor to have Moorpark College recognized once again as a Champion of Higher Education.” said Julius Sokenu, Interim President of Moorpark College. “This award is a tribute to the outstanding dedication of our faculty and staff. I am especially proud that our first generation and underrepresented students excel in transfer because our faculty and staff have high expectations of all students which they couple with high support.”
The virtual event honoring Moorpark College and the other 2020 Champions of Higher Education was held on November 19 and hosted by the Campaign for College Opportunity. Information on the Champions of Higher Education Award and the celebration event can be found at www.CollegeCampaign.org. Information on the more than 150 Associate Degrees for Transfer, Career Education Certificates and Proficiency Awards offered at Moorpark College can be found on the college website at www.MoorparkCollege.edu/Academics.
Contact: John Loprieno
About Moorpark College
Moorpark College is one of three colleges in the Ventura County Community College District and annually serves more than 14,000 students. Founded in 1967, Moorpark College is fully accredited and has the highest six-year completion rate within the California Community College System. The Campaign for College Opportunity named Moorpark College a 2019 Champion of Higher Education for the Associate Degree for Transfer Pathway. It is also a designated Hispanic-Serving Institution. The college’s signature career/technical programs include nursing, radiologic technology, biotechnology and journalism. The college’s America’s Teaching Zoo is the only associate’s degree exotic animal training program in California. To learn more, visit MoorparkCollege.edu or follow @MoorparkCollege on social media.