Lande Ajose Testifies at Senate Education & Budget Joint Hearing on Accountability in Higher Education

by Joanna Rosenthal

Senior Communications Manager


Topics: Degree Attainment, Race and Ethnicity, Regions, State Coordination


California Competes Executive Director Lande Ajose testifies at the Senate Education and Budget joint hearing on accountability for postsecondary education performance on February 26, 2014.

California Competes Executive Director Lande Ajose testified at the Senate Education and Budget joint hearing on accountability for postsecondary education performance which provided a framework for informing state budget and policy to meet public needs. She presented the breakdown of California’s degree attainment gap by race and region and spoke on these issues from a workforce perspective, providing region-by-region information on adult educational attainment, earnings and growth by occupation and educational background, and the characteristics of the education pipeline. Dr. Ajose also reiterated the importance of a statewide coordinating entity for higher education as referenced in our report, Charting a Course.

Lande Ajose’s presentation begins at 00:52:25

Download the hearing agenda here.