Scott Himelstein, president of the California Community Colleges board of governors, announced Harris as the system's 15th chancellor this morning. Harris, who retired last month from Los Rios, replaces Jack Scott, who retired earlier this month.
Harris led the four-college Los Rios district, which includes Sacramento City, American River, Cosumnes River and Folsom Lake, for 16 years. In his new role, he will oversee 112 colleges up and down the state that serve 2.4 million students.
PHOTO CREDIT: Brice Harris during a 2003 groundbreaking at Folsom Lake College. Bee photo by Randall Benton.