For nearly 90 years, West Hills Community College District has served the post-secondary educational needs of residents and employers in the central San Joaquin Valley. At our colleges in Coalinga, Lemoore and Firebaugh, we take 100 percent of everyone in our 3,500-square-mile district, where a majority of our population lives at or below the poverty line, unemployment is higher than the state average, and skills attainment is lower. We must change that, especially in the Central Valley with 12 percent of the state’s population but only 6 percent of the state’s bachelor’s degree holders. The state’s new funding formula is a step in the right direction: student-focused funding is about providing students who have faced barriers to success with additional support to achieve their goals. So what is West Hills doing beyond that to address these equity issues?