By Susan Winlow
Solano Community College slid into an unexpected vacancy Monday, ending its quest to become part of a statewide pilot program offering four-year degrees at select community colleges.
The California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office board of directors unanimously approved the move to allow Solano College to offer a bachelor’s degree in biomanufacturing. It beat out 13 other colleges vying for the spot.
“It’s a day for celebration,” said Jim DeKloe, the head of the current biotechnology program. “We’re very happy that Solano College is included in this historic effort.”