Recovery with Equity Taskforce
Convened by the Governor’s Council for Post-Secondary Education, the Taskforce brought together California and national experts in higher education equity and innovation to re-envision what’s possible—and point to productive steps forward.
An intensive, intentional process
The Taskforce convened monthly starting in August 2020 and followed an intentional, equity-centered process of vision-setting, research and stakeholder engagement to develop a set of relevant, actionable recommendations. View meeting materials
A roadmap for decision-makers
The Recovery with Equity Taskforce report features actions that state leaders can pursue to ensure California’s public post-secondary institutions stride toward this vision for a better future. Recommendations are grounded in best practices and regional nuances and guided by a modern vision for equity and service to students.
“These are pivotal times for California’s students and institutions of higher education. By recasting todays’ challenges as opportunities, and acting with courage, our state can move toward our moonshot goal of eliminating equity gaps and charting a new trajectory toward a California for ALL.”
— Lande Ajose, Taskforce Chair and Senior Policy Advisor for Higher Education, Office of the Governor
The Recovery with Equity Taskforce was established by Governor Gavin Newsom’s Senior Policy Advisor for Higher Education, Dr. Lande Ajose, in consultation with the Governor’s Council on Post-Secondary Education. The Taskforce is made up of state and national experts in higher education equity and innovation and is chaired by Dr. Ajose.
Postdoctoral Researcher, University California, San Diego; Former Student Regent, University of California Board of Regents
Graduate Student, UC Berkeley Goldman School of Public Policy; former President, Cal State Student Association
The Governor’s Council for Post-Secondary Education envisions an integrated statewide system for post-secondary education that better serves California’s diverse students as part of a cradle-to-career educational continuum.