Tuesday, November 1, 2022

California Trustees Elevated to the National ACCT Board and its Committees

SACRAMENTO, CA  – Three California Community College (CCC) trustees were elected to the Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT) Board of Directors, as announced at the recent ACCT National Convention in New York City last week. These trustees will voice California’s needs and continue bringing our community colleges to the forefront of the national dialogue.
The Community College League of California (League) extends our congratulations to the following individuals on their commitment and dedication to advocacy on the national level:

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

Nan Gomez-Heitzeberg, Kern CCD
Elected to serve as the ACCT Board of Directors At-Large Director

Oscar Valladares, Rio Hondo CCD
Elected to serve as the ACCT Board of Directors Regional Director (two-year partial term)

“On behalf of the League, I would like to offer my sincere appreciation and congratulations to Trustees Wong, Gomez-Heitzeberg, and Valladares on their elections to the ACCT Board of Directors,” said Marisa Perez, President of the California Community College Trustees (CCCT) Board and Trustee of Cerritos College.  “We are pleased to have these three individuals representing California on the national community college trustee board.  We appreciate their commitment to public service and are thankful for their leadership on behalf of the 1.8 million students in the California community college system.”

Currently, 21 trustees from California Community Colleges serve as members on various ACCT Board Committees. The ACCT will announce new committee members and finalize the 2023 Board Committee appointments on December 1, 2022. Appointed committee members currently serving must reapply if interested in serving next year. Applications are due today, November 1, 2022.
The application is now open for endorsement by the CCCT Endorsement Committee for the 2023 ACCT elections. For more information, please visit the CCCT Endorsement Site. The deadline to apply is November 4, 2022.

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 2022 ACCT election and appointment results, click here.

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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.