Brian King is chancellor of the Los Rios Community College District. Los Rios serves more than 75,000 students each semester and is the second largest community college district in California.
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Out-of-State Students Provide Valuable Diversity
Expanding nonresident enrollment is not an option that can be rejected without careful consideration
Given the importance of a degree or certificate from a publicly supported California college — a community college, a California State University or the University of California — some taxpayers may ask why California colleges should serve any student who isn’t a state resident.