Thursday, December 4, 2014

CSUMB President Eduardo Ochoa tweeting from the White House!

CSUMB President Eduardo Ochoa is in our nation's capital to take part on the White House College Opportunity Day of Action, an initiative of President Barack Obama to support students across the country to increase college attainment.

And he's tweeting! Follow him here.

During White House College Opportunity Day of Action, participants were asked to commit to new action in one of four areas: building networks of colleges around promoting completion, creating K-16 partnerships around college readiness, investing in high school counselors as part of the First Lady’s Reach Higher initiative, and increasing the number of college graduates in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

A spokesperson for CSUMB said the university's commitment to increasing the number of graduates in STEM fields involves its CSIT-in-3 program with Hartnell College, which allows students to earn a computer science degree in three years through year-round study.

Ochoa served as assistant secretary for higher education in the Obama Administration before coming to CSUMB as president in 2012. He was invited to the event by Cecilia Munoz, President Obama’s domestic policy adviser, and Secretary of Education Arne Duncan.

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