Tuesday, October 19, 2021

California Trustees Elevated to the National ACCT Board and its Committees

SACRAMENTO, CA – The Community College League of California (League) is pleased to announce the election of five California Community College (CCC) trustees to the Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT) Board and Committee positions. These trustees will voice California’s needs and will continue to bring community college issues and concerns to the forefront of the national dialogue.

The League would like to extend our congratulations to the following individuals on their commitment and dedication to advocacy on the national level:

Gilbert Wong, Foothill-De Anza CCD
Elected to serve as the ACCT Board of Directors Pacific Regional Chair through the coming year.

Linda Wah, Pasadena Area CCD
Elected to serve as the ACCT Board of Directors Regional Director (two-year partial term).

Vivian Malauulu, Long Beach CCD
Elected to serve as the ACCT Board of Directors At-Large Director.

Deborah Ikeda, State Center CCD
Re-elected to serve on a second term on the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee.

Jose Alcala, Riverside CCD
Elected to serve on the Pacific Regional Nominating Committee.

“Congratulations to all of the California Community College Trustees who were elected during the 2021 ACCT Leadership Congress! As national advocacy for higher education policy is being crafted, Californians need to be in the room leading those conversations, especially in the areas of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.” said Ken Brown, President of the California Community College Trustees (CCCT) Board and Trustee at El Camino College.

Currently, 15 trustees from California Community Colleges serve as members on various ACCT Board Committees. The ACCT will announce new committee members and finalize the 2022 Board Committee appointments on December 1, 2021. Appointed committee members currently serving must reapply if interested in serving next year. Applications are due November 1, 2021.

The application is now open for endorsements by the CCCT Endorsement Committee for the 2022 ACCT elections. For more information, please visit the CCCT Endorsement Site. The deadline to apply is October 29, 2021.

ACCT represents more than 6,500 elected and appointed trustees who govern over 1,200 community, technical, and junior colleges across the U.S.

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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.