Monday, September 21, 2020

League Celebrates 30th Anniversary with First-Ever Virtual Annual Convention, Offering Complimentary Admission to All Attendees

SACRAMENTO – This November, the Community College League of California (League) celebrates its 30th anniversary during the 2020 Annual Convention, now offered as a fully online virtual event November 17-20. For 30 years, the League has proudly served California Community Colleges through advocacy, leadership development, and district services. This year, the League is pleased to present the 2020 Annual Convention as a free event open to all California Community College employees, students, stakeholders, and partner organizations.

“To honor our 73 member districts and to thank them for their continued support over the last 30 years, the League will offer the Annual Convention at no cost to attendees. We recognize this has been a challenging year, and budgets are tight at California’s community colleges. A free virtual convention with our new schedule and layout will accommodate many who haven’t attended a League event in the past,” said Larry Galizio, President and CEO of the Community College League of California. “We encourage our membership to share their expertise, strategic approaches, and practitioner-informed perspectives at this year’s Annual Convention.”

In addition to the new virtual format and complimentary admission, the 2020 Annual Convention delivers four general sessions and 42 concurrent sessions covering a range of topics over four days. As the state's premier professional development conference for California community college leadership, this year’s Annual Convention serves as an opportunity for community college CEOs, trustees, faculty, staff, administrators, and partners from across the system to hear from a phenomenal list of curated speakers, including the below general session keynotes:

Tuesday, November 17, 11:00 a.m.
Eloy Ortiz Oakley
, Chancellor, California Community Colleges

Wednesday, November 18, 11:00 a.m.
Diversity Equity and Inclusion Panel:
John Stanskas, Past President, Academic Senate for California Community Colleges; Daisy Gonzales, Deputy Chancellor, California Community Colleges; Martha Garcia, Superintendent/President, Imperial Valley College; Greg Smith, Vice President, Shasta College/ACHRO/DEI Workgroup

Thursday, November 19, 11:00 a.m.
John Kroger
, Vice President, The Aspen Institute

Friday, November 20, 11:00 a.m.
Michael V. Drake
, President, University of California

The 2020 convention theme, Resilience Reimagined: Advancing California Community Colleges, spotlights how colleges have transformed and adapted quickly to new challenges brought on by COVID-19 and the California wildfires. As we continue to address the current crises, the League invites California Community Colleges to the first-ever virtual Annual Convention to discuss advancing our system and maintaining our service for the next 30 years.

For a schedule-at-a-glance and more information about the 2020 Annual Convention, visit Registration opens on Monday, October 5th.


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