2023 Annual Trustees Conference

Fri, May 5, 2023 to Sun, May 7, 2023
Monterey Plaza Hotel
General Info

Trustees are locally elected officials responsible for overseeing their college's mission and ensuring their colleges succeed. The Annual Trustees Conference is designed to strengthen the skills and knowledge required of trustees to lead California's community colleges.

Who Should Attend
Who Should Attend

All trustees at California Community Colleges should consider attending the 2023 Annual Trustees Workshop. For questions about the program contact Carmen Sandoval, Director of Education Services & Leadership Development, at csandoval@ccleague.org.

For trustees participating in the Excellence in Trusteeship Program or beginning their program, all workshop sessions apply towards the competencies.


Advance registration is now closed. Registration will be available onsite.

Early Bird Registration: $935
Offered from February 24th and March 10th

General Registration Rate: $960.00 
The registration fee includes all breakfasts, lunches, and receptions. Dinner is on your own Friday and Saturday evenings.
**NOTE: This price will increase after the registration deadline of April 21st**

Special CEO Rate:  $855 (For CEOs Only)
The Superintendent/President or Chancellor who attends with two or more trustees from his or her board is eligible for a special registration fee. Email Sadie Brown at sadie@ccleague.org to receive the special discount code.

Guest Meal Tickets:

  • Welcome Reception - $80.00
  • Saturday Breakfast - $65.00
  • Saturday Luncheon - $99.00
  • Saturday Networking Reception - $80.00
  • Sunday Breakfast - $65.00 each

Registration Cancellation Policy
All refund requests must be made in writing. To request a refund for your registration, email Sadie Brown at sadie@ccleague.org. A $50 processing fee will be charged for all refunds, per registrant. No refunds will be issued for cancellations received after Friday, April 21, 2023.

Payment Policy
Full payment for conference registrations and memberships are due by credit card at the time of registration. Payment via check will not be an available option. If you have any questions, please contact Sadie Brown at sadie@ccleague.org.

ETP Competencies
Excellence in Trusteeship Program Competencies

The Effective Trusteeship & Board Chair Workshops are opportunities for trustees enrolled in the League’s Excellence in Trusteeship Program (ETP) to complete work that applies toward the fulfillment of the program's competency requirements.

ETP is designed to facilitate the ongoing education of trustees at a California Community College by providing a solid foundation for effective board governance. We proudly offer the only certificate program in the state for community college trusteeship. The program fulfills the WASC Accreditation Standard IV.C.9 which requires governing boards to participate in “an ongoing training program for board development including new member orientation.” 

Below are the ETP competencies that will be offered at these workshops:
[A] - Accreditation
[BA] - Brown Act Training
[BE] - Board Evaluation
[BC] - Board/CEO Relationship
[DEIA] - Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Access
[E] - Ethics Training
[FR] - Fiscal Responsibilities
[G] - Governance
[SS] - Student Success

All trustees should enroll in this program before attending this event. To learn more about ETP, click here.

Hotel & Travel
Hotel & Travel

The contracted guest room block at the Monterey Plaza Hotel is currently sold out.  Click here for other hotel properties within close proximity to the conference hotel. 

Other Information:
Click the following links for driving directions, maps, transportation, and other hotel area information: ​​​​​

Sponsorship Opportunities
Sponsorship Opportunities

The Community College League of California would like to thank our Corporate Partners and Conference Sponsors. The sponsorship package of benefits provides effective ways for promoting your services through advertisements, events, and special articles on select League communication platforms.  For more information, click here to download the Sponsorship Benefits Flyer. Sponsorship submissions - and any applicable marketing items - are due by Friday, March 31, 2023

For questions about sponsorships, please contact Sadie Brown at sadie@ccleague.org

2023 Individual Event Sponsorship Packages







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Listing on Event Webpage x x x
Listing in Marketing Emails x x  
Complimentary Registrations 2 1  
Display Table Near Registration x    
List of Attendees x    


A La Carte Sponsorship Opportunities Price
Reception Sponsor Listing *limited*
(Personal recognition at reception, logo visibility and signage at reception, listing among event sponsors in the mobile app, list of attendees)

General Session Sponsor Listing
(Personal recognition at general session, logo visibility and signage at event, listing among event sponsors in the mobile app, list of attendees)

Concurrent Session Sponsor Listing
(Logo visibility and signage at event, listing among event sponsors in the mobile app)
Badge Sponsorship *limited*
(Name and logo listed on the back of attendee’s name badges, listing among event sponsors in the mobile app)
Coffee Break Sponsor *limited*
(Signage at coffee break, listing among event sponsors in the mobile app)



This program is subject to change.

Wednesday, May 3 

2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.              Policy and Procedure Service Workshop (separate registration required) 

Thursday, May 4 

8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.              Board and CEO Executive Assistants Workshop (separate registration required) 

5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.               California Community College Women's Caucus (CCCWC) - Welcome Reception

Friday, May 5 

Breakfast on your own

8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.               Conference Registration

8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.              Board and CEO Executive Assistants Workshop (separate registration required) 

8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.           Pre-Conference Workshops 

  • 8:30 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. | The Brown Act and Where It Stands in a Post-COVID-19 State of Emergency World
  • 9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. | Information about Legally Compliant DEIA Policies and Implementation Strategies that Work
  • 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. | Ethics Training

Lunch on your own

12:45 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.           Caucus Meetings 

  • Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ+) Caucus
  • California Community Colleges Veterans Caucus (CCCVC)

2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.              Opening General Session: Bilateral Governance: Steady Trustee Leadership in a Dynamic California 

3:15 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.              Concurrent Sessions 

  • PR or ER: Trustees’ Roles in Strategic and Crises Communications
  • Trustee's Role in Advocacy
  • Balance and Coherence in our Bilateral Governance Framework

4:45 p.m. – 5:45 p.m.              Interest Group & Consortia Meetings 

  • California Association of Latino Community College Trustees and Administrators (CALCCTA) Caucus
  • Asian Pacific Islander Trustees & Administrators Caucus (APITA)

5:45 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.               Welcome Reception 

Dinner on your own

7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.               Joint Caucus Meeting

Saturday, May 6 

7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.              Conference Registration 

7:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.               Breakfast

8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.              General Session: Recognizing Fiscal Warning Signs 

9:45 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.           Concurrent Sessions 

  • Partners in the Vision for Success: Transforming California’s Future Through Equity and Success
  • Public Record Acts: Communicate Within Legal Limits
  • Dual Enrollment & Other Positive Enrollment Trends in the California Community Colleges

10:45 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.        Coffee Break 

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.        Concurrent Sessions 

  • The A to Zs of Becoming an Effective Trustee
  • Workforce and You: How Trustees Can Empower Their Colleges to Make an Impact on Your Economy
  • Being an Effective Board in Times of Turbulence

12:15 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.          Fulfilling the Trust Awards Luncheon & Keynote: Looking Beyond Housing: An Update on Financial Aid and Affordability Issues

2:15 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.             Concurrent Sessions 

  • Building Your Local DEIA Toolkit
  • Living the Housing Dream on Your Campus
  • You’ve Hired a Great CEO; Strategies to Support Success and Retention
  • AB 705/1705: Closing the Gap to Ensure Success

3:30 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.             Coffee Break 

3:45 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.              General Session: Accreditation and Board Governance

5:30 p.m. -7:00 p.m.               Networking Reception 

Dinner on your own

7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.              African American California Community College Trustees (AACCCT) Caucus

Sunday, May 7 

7:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.          Conference Registration 

7:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.              Breakfast Buffet

8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.             Annual Business Meeting 

9:45 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.          General Session: The California Community College Baccalaureate Degree: Recent Developments and Important Issues

11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.       Grab and Go Snacks (no lunch)

Fulfilling the Trust Awards
Fulfilling the Trust Awards

The League recognizes the enduring dedication and service of California's community college trustees. Join us on Saturday, May 6, as we honor the following trustees who have served 20 or 30 years at a California community college district. 

  • Kerry David, Lake Tahoe CCD (30 years of service)    
  • William "Bill" McGinnis, Butte-Glenn CCD (30 years of service)        
  • Jeffrey Brown, North Orange County CCD (20 years of service)                
  • Nancy Greenstein, Santa Monica CCD (20 years of service)  
  • Jack Lucas, West Valley-Mission CCD (20 years of service)  
  • Sophia Wages, Lassen CCD (20 years of service)  
  • Billy White, West Kern CCD (20 years of service)
CCCT Annual Business Meeting
CCCT Annual Business Meeting

The California Community College Trustees Annual Business Meeting will be held on Sunday, May 7, at 8 a.m. at the conference.

The meeting includes:

1) The election and introduction of the CCCT Board Officers for 2023-2024

2) The annual report of the League’s work, and 

3) An opportunity to provide direction to the CCCT Board on major issues facing local boards and their districts.

There must be representation from 25 districts for the officer elections to take place.

CCCT 2023-24 Officer Slate
President: Andra Hoffman, Los Angeles CCD
President-Elect: Loren Steck, Monterey Peninsula CCD
First Vice President: Nan Gomez-Heitzeberg, Kern CCD
Second Vice President: Suzanne Lee Chan, Ohlone CCD
Immediate Past-President: Marisa Perez, Cerritos CCD

Caucus Meetings

For questions about the caucus meetings schedule, contact Rina Kasim at rina@ccleague.org.

Thursday, May 4

5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.       California Community College Women's Caucus (CCCWC) - Welcome Reception  South Promenade

Friday,  May 5

12:45 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.     Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ+) Caucus  Point Lobos 1
12:45 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.     California Community Colleges Veterans Caucus (CCCVC) Hybrid   Point Lobos 2   Agenda
4:45 p.m. – 5:45 p.m.        California Association of Latino Community College Trustees and Administrators (CALCCTA) Caucus  Point Lobos 1
4:45 p.m. – 5:45 p.m.        Asian American Pacific Islander Trustees & Administrators Caucus (AAPITA)   Point Lobos 2   Agenda
7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.       Joint Caucus Meeting  Point Lobos 1

Saturday,  May 6

7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.       African American California Community College Trustees (AACCCT) Caucus  Point Lobos 1   Agenda

Please note that the Central Valley Community College CEO Caucus (CVCCCC)  will not be meeting  this time.