California Competes 10th Anniversary Celebration

March 1, 2022
Sacramento, CA

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On Tuesday, March 1, 2022, we celebrated a decade of igniting change across higher education and looked ahead to the next decade of advancing reforms that empower all Californians to achieve their education and career dreams.

Together with policymakers, higher education and business leaders, advocates, partners, and friends, we reflected on California Competes’s accomplishments, growth, and future trajectory.

Co-Hosts

Assemblymember
Steven Choi

68th Assembly District

Dr. Steven Choi was elected to represent California’s 68th Assembly District in 2016. Dr. Choi began his career in public service when he was ...

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Assemblymember
Jose Medina

61st Assembly District

Assemblymember Jose Medina was elected in November 2012 to represent California's 61st Assembly District, which consists of Riverside ...

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Assemblymember
Kevin McCarty

7th Assembly District

Kevin McCarty was elected to the California State Assembly in 2014 to represent the 7th Assembly District, which includes Sacramento ...

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Senator
John Laird

17th Senate District

John Laird was elected to the State Senate on November 3, 2020, carrying all four counties in the district with a combined margin of over 145,000 ...

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Senator
Connie Leyva

20th Senate District

Reelected to represent the 20th State Senate District in 2018, Senator Connie M. Leyva is serving her second in the California State Senate. The district ...

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Senator
Rosilicie Ochoa Bogh

23rd District

Rosilicie Ochoa Bogh is a native Californian and the daughter of Mexican immigrants and credits her family with teaching her...

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Thank you to our top tier sponsors!

The Leaders that Guide Us

Showcasing some of the visionaries that set the direction for California Competes work in transforming the state’s higher education system into one that is a vehicle to shared prosperity.

Insights that Inspire Us

In celebration of our 10th anniversary, we engaged higher education and workforce leaders to share their insights on our shared goals and priorities and what they envision for the future of California’s higher education and workforce systems.

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