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Change is rarely easy. And systemic change within the largest and most complex higher education system in the United States — the 113 California Community Colleges, which I help lead — is no exception,” writes Van Ton-Quinlivan, Vice Chancellor of the Workforce and Economic Development Division for the California Community Colleges, in this contribution to SSIR. “Succeeding requires motivating multiple, sometimes disparate groups under a unifying framework for action. In our case, it meant galvanizing business, organized labor, social justice advocates, and educators to move a common agenda.” Ton-Quinlivan offers five successful change management strategies from this experience.