California Community College Trustees Elect 2022-23 Board Officers at First In-Person Annual Business Meeting Since 2019
SACRAMENTO, CA – On Sunday, May 1st, community college trustees from across the state convened in Dana Point, California at the Annual Trustees Conference for the first in-person annual business meeting since 2019. Hosted by the Community College League of California, the California Community College Trustees (CCCT) Annual Business Meeting included the election of the 2022-23 CCCT Board Officers:
- President: Marisa Perez, Cerritos CCD
- President-Elect: Andra Hoffman, Los Angeles CCD
- 1st Vice President: Loren Steck, Monterey Peninsula CCD
- 2nd Vice President: Nan Gomez-Heitzeberg, Kern CCD
- Immediate Past President: Kenneth Brown, El Camino CCD
In addition to the abovementioned officers, the CCCT Board gained five new members who were elected in April (one incumbent member was re-elected). These trustees will serve three-year terms from 2022-2025. There was a tie for the sixth and final open seat, and a run-off election is in progress and concluding on May 6, with CCCT Board members voting to break the tie. New officers of the CCCT Board assume their new positions effective immediately.
“This year, I am humbled to continue the great strides the CCCT Board has made toward student success, and I am eager to collaborate with my colleagues, the Chief Executive Officers of the California Community Colleges (CEOCCC) Board, and the Chancellor’s Office,” said CCCT Board President Marisa Perez. “Our work ahead will continue with a laser focus on the full implementation of legislation that ensures every student has access to college-level courses when they first enter college and expanding diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility in our faculty and staff. The CCCT Board will stay on track to lead state efforts that increase student completion and graduation rates and meets the basic needs of students. As always, we want to guarantee our students have the support they need to achieve their educational dreams.”
As the newly elected CCCT Board President, Marisa Perez will serve as the voice for trustees across California’s community colleges and will help guide the CCCT Board in taking positions on policy issues that come before the California Community Colleges Board of Governors and the California State Legislature.
"We congratulate and thank the newly elected and continuously serving trustees for their willingness to serve at both the local and statewide levels for the benefit of California Community College students and communities throughout the state," said Dr. Larry Galizio, President & CEO of the Community College League of California.
The annual meeting also included a report on the association’s current work, the introduction of newly elected board members, and an opportunity for trustees from across the state to provide direction to the CCCT Board on major issues facing local boards and their districts.
The Community College League of California (League) is a nonprofit public benefit corporation with a voluntary membership of the 73 community college districts in California. As the professional membership association of the California Community College districts, the League empowers California Community Colleges to transform the lives of our diverse students and strengthen communities statewide through advocacy, leadership development, district services, coalition building, and policy advancement. The vision of the League is California Community Colleges as the global model for community-based public higher education with an unparalleled commitment to access, equity and achievement. Visit our website at www.ccleague.org.