Andy Li of San Ramon, CA is running for the Contra Costa Community College District Governing Board, Ward 4 encompassing: the San Ramon Valley; most of Clayton, Antioch and Brentwood.
Andy’s passion for student education, opportunity and well-being are motivating factors in his decision to run and is evident in his campaign platform, goals and actions. Growing support from families, as well as civic leaders in both local and state offices, such as CA State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Thomas A. Torlakson, CCC District 3 Supervisor, Diane Burgis, and John E. Marquez, Contra Costa Community College Board President makes Andy Li a strong candidate for the Contra Costa Community College District Governing Board.
As an immigrant, Andy has navigated many challenges and obstacles including language, financial and educational barriers. From his humble beginnings, Andy developed a strong work-ethic which propelled him into a successful business owner and as father of two he strives to transfer that success to the next generation. He is an active civic leader and works with several local government and nonprofit organizations, which have helped him navigate the intricacies of government, while maintaining close ties to the local community.
Andy believes the community college system gives students an opportunity to explore their options, discover their passions and learn in a welcoming environment at a lower financial cost, without loss of educational excellence.
“I know community college can be the pathway to success, whether the career goal is in the trades or in high-level research. We need to continue working on making community college an affordable and ethnically diverse environment for students to learn and thrive,” sad Li.
Andy’s primary goals for this role:
- Increase student success with less stress by providing a high-quality, low-cost and less stressful environment for education
- Promote more on-line learning opportunities and courses to provide needed coursework on a more cost-effective and flexible basis
- Improve vocational and professional training by partnering with local businesses to equip students with the skills and knowledge to fill the needs of high-paying, in-demand positions
“Andy Li is an active community leader with great passion for education.” – John E. Marquez, Contra Costa Community College District Board President