COM President Issues Statements on SCOTUS Rulings

June 18th, 2020 - 5:35pm

KENTFIELD/NOVATO, CA — College of Marin Superintendent/President David Wain Coon, EdD, issued the following statement on today’s United States Supreme Court ruling that continues Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA):

“I am pleased with the Supreme Court’s decision to reinstate the full 2012 DACA policy. Given the number of undocumented and DACA students proudly served by College of Marin, and the California Community Colleges system as a whole, we know that access to higher education and work permit eligibility often result in lifesaving wage and employment status improvements. College of Marin will continue to provide a safe, welcoming learning environment and advocate for educational opportunities that are open to all prospective students—regardless of their immigration status.”

Superintendent/President Coon also expressed support for the Supreme Court’s June 15 ruling that the 1964 Civil Rights Act protects gay, lesbian, and transgender employees from discrimination based on sex:

“That makes two great rulings this week. These decisions in favor of protecting LGBTQ+ employees from discrimination and to reinstate DACA illustrate what is at the heart of the matter for College of Marin—that equitable opportunities for education and employment should be accessible to all.”


About College of Marin
Established in 1926, College of Marin remains committed to educational excellence, providing equitable opportunities, and fostering success for all members of its diverse community. With campuses in Kentfield and Novato, students of all ages have affordable access to an exciting variety of credit and noncredit courses as well as community education classes for lifelong learning. College of Marin is one of 115 public community colleges in California and nearly 14,000 credit, noncredit, and community education students enroll annually. 

College of Marin is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges, Western Association of Schools and Colleges, 10 Commercial Boulevard, Suite 204, Novato, CA 94949, (415) 506-0234, an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and the U.S. Department of Education.


About the California Community Colleges System
The California Community Colleges is the largest system of higher education in the nation, composed of 73 districts and 115 colleges serving 2.1 million students per year. California community colleges provide career education and workforce training; guaranteed transfer to four-year universities; degree and certificate pathways; and basic skills education in English and math. As the state’s engine for social and economic mobility, the California Community Colleges supports the Vision for Success, a strategic plan designed to improve student success outcomes, increase transfer rates and eliminate achievement gaps. For more information, please visit the California Community Colleges website or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.