The California Community College Chancellor visited Allan Hancock College in Santa Maria on Wednesday as a part of a statewide listening tour to hear from students on campus.
Chancellor Eloy Oakley planned the visit to the campus to better serve the students and faculty toward their educational needs at the school.
During his time at the college, Oakley mentioned that Hancock’s programs in welding, theater and automotive work are just a few of the highlights offered. He also touched on one way to make student learning more efficient by helping them earn their diplomas as quickly as possible in a high-quality way.
The issues Oakley focused on included the lack of funding, proximity to other universities, cost of housing and attendance costs.
Students interested in going to a community college in California, such as Hancock, can learn more about applying online and offered programs on the California Community Colleges website.