December 12, 2008
New Calif. Community-College Chief Seeks Unity Over Autonomy
As the California Legislature's resident expert on community colleges, Jack Scott has a good idea of what he can do as the system's next chancellor. And what he can't do.
Mr. Scott, a longtime chair of the State Senate's committee on education, will take the helm of the California community-college system in January. But in a twist of state politics, his influence over the campuses could actually decline.
The system, which educates nearly a quarter of the community-college