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About Our Program

About: Mission
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Our Mission

The objective of the California Community Colleges Transfer Guarantee to Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) Program is the development of transfer pathways that will facilitate a smooth transition for students from all of the California Community Colleges to partnered HBCUs. These pathways will simplify the transfer process and reduce students’ need to take unnecessary courses, thereby shortening the time to degree completion and saving student costs.  

We are dedicated to your success.

How we work:

Our staff is available to provide support and assistance to students, staff, counselors, and faculty for all 116 California Community College Campuses. We have teams in northern and southern California that are available to attend on-campus events such as transfer fairs, conduct workshops, and a number of other services.


To schedule a presentation or workshop please contact our office.


Meet the HBCU Transfer Guarantee Pathway Staff:

Dr. Arynn Auzout Settle - Project Director | 

Helen Young - Assistant Project Director |

Lauren Mills - Partnership Relations Coordinator |

Dr. Karen McCord - Northern California Regional Coordinator | 

Diane Crosley-Mayers - Outreach Staff (Northern California) |

About: Our Staff
About: Schools

Our HBCU Partners

Thanks to an agreement signed March 17, 2015, between the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office and select HBCUs, California community college students who complete certain academic requirements are guaranteed transfer to a participating HBCU.

We are proud to have partnered with a wide variety of HBCU institutions that offer a variety of degree programs and with varying regional locations that include rural, suburban, and urban communities.   

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Do you represent an HBCU?

If you are an HBCU who values the contributions of transfer students on your campus and would like to learn more about this program, please email us at for more information.

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