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Thu Sep 27, 2012, 04:11 PM

California Community Colleges names new chancellor to head nationís largest higher ed system

SAN FRANCISCO ó California Community Colleges on Thursday named a veteran administrator to lead the nationís largest system of public higher education as it confronts a host of financial and academic challenges.

Brice Harris, who previously led the Los Rios Community College District in the Sacramento area, will become the 15th chancellor of the stateís 112-campus system. He starts the job Nov. 6.

Harris will replace Jack Scott, who retired this month after more than three and a half years in the position. Scott recently joined Claremont Graduate University as a scholar in residence.

As the statewide chancellor, Harris will receive an annual salary of $198,500 plus benefits, the same as his predecessor.


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