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Pleasanton Weekly

Opinion - November 18, 2011

New leadership at Las Positas College

Kevin Walthers, the new president of Las Positas College, is making the rounds of civic organizations to drum up support for the college he now leads, and with good reason. All is not well for community colleges in California, where student fees have now risen from $26 to $36 a unit hour. Higher fees are again being proposed in Sacramento for a two-year college system that is bursting at the seams with student enrollment. Enrollment at Las Positas College hit a record high of 10,000 students in 2009 before the state rolled back the amount allowed in a belt-tightening order.

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