Monday, October 12, 2020

ACCT Re-Elects Two California Community College Trustees to its Board of Directors

SACRAMENTO, CA – The Community College League of California (League) is pleased to announce the re-election of two California Community College (CCC) trustees to national leadership positions on the Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT) Board of Directors. Trustee John Leal from State Center CCD and Trustee Gilbert Wong of Foothill-DeAnza CCD were sworn into office on Friday, October 2nd, prior to the 2020 ACCT Leadership Congress. These trustees will voice California’s needs and will continue to bring our community colleges to the forefront of the national dialogue.

John Leal (State Center CCD) was re-elected to a second three-year term on the ACCT Board of Directors (Pacific Region). Gilbert Wong (Foothill-DeAnza CCD) was re-elected to a second three-year term on the ACCT Board of Directors (At-Large) and also elected to serve as the Pacific Regional Chair.
“I would like to extend my congratulations to Trustees Leal and Wong for their commitment and dedication to advocacy at the national level. Our presence in Washington, D.C., and involvement with ACCT is invaluable to our members and ensures California Community Colleges have a seat at the table,” said Adrienne Grey, President of the California Community College Trustees (CCCT) Board, and Trustee at West Valley-Mission CCD.
Endorsements by the CCCT Endorsement Committee are being considered for elections at the 2021 ACCT Leadership Congress for the 2022 ACCT Board and Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Committee positions. For more information, please visit the CCCT Endorsement Site. The deadline to apply is October 16, 2020.
Currently, 14 trustees from California Community Colleges serve as members on various ACCT Board Committees. The ACCT will announce new committee members and finalize the 2021 Board Committee appointments on December 1, 2020. Appointed committee members currently serving must reapply if interested in serving next year. Applications are due November 1, 2020.

ACCT represents more than 6,500 elected and appointed trustees who govern over 1,200 community, technical, and junior colleges across the U.S. For a full listing of the 2020 ACCT election and appointment results, click here.


The Community College League of California (League), whose vision is Quality Public Community Colleges for All Californians, is a nonprofit public benefit corporation with a voluntary membership of the 73 local community college districts in California. The League promotes student access and success by strengthening colleges through advocacy, policy development, leadership development, and district services. Visit our website at