2018 Annual Trustees Conference

Fri, May 4, 2018 to Sun, May 6, 2018
Hyatt Regency Valencia
General Info

General Info

Welcome to the 2018 Annual Trustees Conference. Trustees are leaders when they promote and sustain their colleges’ missions to assure student learning and make a difference for their communities. They are responsible for anticipating and responding to new challenges related to environmental and architectural sustainability, leadership turnover, accountability, and changing communities. Effective governing boards ensure that their colleges continue to provide high quality education and service.

Effective governing boards are created by dedicated, knowledgeable trustees and chief executives. Your participation in the 2018 Trustees Conference will strengthen the skills and knowledge required to lead your colleges and be accountable to your communities. Conference speakers and sessions will explore student success, fiscal responsibility, educational trends and effective trusteeship.

Thank you on behalf of CCCT for the work you do and the leadership you provide for the people of California.

Ann Ransford
California Community College Trustees






This schedule is subject to change.

Thursday, May 3 

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.          ACES Meeting

9:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.            Policy and Procedure Service Workshop (separate registration required)

1:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.            Board and CEO Executive Assistants Workshop (separate registration required)

3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.            League Board Meeting

Friday, May 4

8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.            Board and CEO Executive Assistants Workshop (separate registration required)

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.         Guided Pathways Workshop

12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.         Caucus Meetings

2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.            Opening General Session                

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

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

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

Saturday, May 5

7:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.            Conference Registration

8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.             Finance Focus Session & Buffet Breakfast

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

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

12:15 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.          General Session/Lunch & Fulfilling the Trust Awards

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

3:45 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.              OIE Focus Session

5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.             Reception 

Sunday, May 6

8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.             Light Breakfast
                                                         Annual Meeting of the California Community College Trustees

9:45 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.         Closing General Session – Educational Policy

11:00 a.m.                                  Grab-N-Go Snack

Hotel & Travel Info


Hyatt Regency Valencia
24500 Town Center Drive
Valencia, California, USA, 91355

A block of rooms has been reserved at the negotiated rate of $159.00 plus tax, single or double occupancy.  Reservations must be made on or before Thursday, April 12, 2018.  Please make your reservation online. A reservations link will be provided in your Trustees Conference registration confirmation email.  

Hotel Reservation Cancellation Policy 

The hotel will place a one night non-refundable deposit of $159 for all room reservations on Thursday April 5th. If you need to cancel your reservation for any reason, please be sure to do so by Thursday, April 5th to avoid the non-refundable deposit. In the event of a “sold-out” situation, anyone unable to get a reservation should check back with the hotel after Thursday, April 5th, and before Thursday, April 12. Rooms may become available following the deposit deadline and before the reservations cutoff date.


Travel Information

For travel information and directions, click on the links below:

Discounted Parking: (valet only) $20


ATTENTION: Full payment for conference registrations are due by credit card at time of registration. If your college or district requires a Purchase Order (PO) for registration payment,  please contact Deborah Adkins at deborah@ccleague.orgAn alternate registration form will be provided.

Registration Rates

Early Bird General Registration - $730 (ends April 2, 2018)
Fees include all breakfasts, lunches, receptions, and dinner Saturday evening. Dinner is on your own Friday evening. PLEASE NOTE: After April 2nd, registration increases to $755.

Special CEO Rate - $675
The District Superintendent or Chancellor who attends with two or more trustees from his or her board is eligible for the special registration CEO rate. Fees include all breakfasts, lunches, receptions, and dinner Saturday evening. Dinner is on your own Friday evening.

Additional Spouse/Guest Meals
Welcome Reception                                    $75
Saturday Breakfast                                      $48     
Saturday Luncheon                                      $75     
Saturday Networking Reception          $90
Sunday Breakfast                                          $48   

Executive Assistants Workshop - $295 (separate registration is required)
All executive assistants who assist governing boards and chief executive officers are invited to attend. 

Registration Cancellation Policy

All cancellations must be in writing. No refunds are available if cancellation is received after April 12, 2018. There will be a $50 cancellation fee for all cancellations. For questions or to cancel your registraton please contact Karen Graham at kgraham@ccleague.org.


Fulfilling the Trust Awards

Fulfilling the Trust Awards recognize enduring dedication and service as a community college trustee. Join us on Saturday, May 5, when we honor trustees who have achieved 20-year milestones in California’s community colleges.          

The 2018 Awardees:

  • Philip Harris, Barstow CCD
  • Timothy Heiden, Barstow CCD
  • Richard Holober, San Mateo County CCD
  • Alan Dyar, Siskiyou Joint CCD
  • Dennis Henderson, Victor Valley CCD
  • Nina Oxborrow, West Hills CCD

Annual Meeting of the California Community College Trustees 

Sunday, May 6, 8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. (light breakfast at 8:00 a.m.)
The annual meeting of the California Community College Trustees includes the election of the CCCT officers for 2018-2019, the annual report of the work of the association, introduction of newly elected board members, and an opportunity to provide direction to the CCCT board on major issues facing local boards and their districts.

The slate of nominations for officers is:
President – Jim Moreno, Coast CCD
President-Elect – Linda Wah, Pasadena Area CCD
First Vice President – Stephan Castellanos, San Joaquin Delta CCD
Second Vice President – Adrienne Grey, West Valley-Mission CCD

Nominations will also be accepted from the floor prior to the election.


Board and CEO Executive Assistants Workshop

Separate registration required

Thursday, May 3 – Friday, May 4
The annual Executive Assistants Workshop begins at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 3 (registration opens at 1:00) and ends at 5:00 on Friday, May 4.  All executive assistants who assist governing boards and chief executive officers are invited to attend. Separate registration materials are mailed and posted on the website. Participants in this workshop are invited to attend the rest of the Trustees Conference. Those who wish to do so may register and pay only for meals (use the guest meal rate on the Trustees Conference registration form). 


Interest Groups and Consortia Meetings

Friday, May 4, 4:45 – 5:45 p.m.
Please contact Cherie Savage (csavage@ccleague.org) if your group is interested in scheduling a meeting.


Sponsor & Corporate Partners

Sponsorship opportunities are available HERE! Or for more information, please contact Lisa Mealoy, Director of District Services and Development: lmealoy@ccleague.org.

Here are the 2018 Annual Trustee Conference Sponsors  & Corporate Partners

Presidential Partners


Leadership Partners 

Associate Partners



CEO Symposium

“DOING WHAT MATTERS” CEO SYMPOSIUM (sponsored by College of the Canyons)

Thursday, May 3, 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
College of the Canyons, University Center (Room 258)

RSVP to the DWM CEO Symposium

College of the Canyons is excited to announce the “Doing What Matters” CEO Symposium! This symposium will take place at College of the Canyons, University Center (Rm 258) prior to the upcoming 2018 Annual Trustees Conference in Valencia, Ca. The symposium will focus on what it means to lead campuses, to transform practices, to clarify focus, to positively impact our surrounding communities through the DWM Initiative. Scheduled topics include:

  • Guided Pathways: Cohort Modeling and Support for Successful Outcomes
  • Mapping Program Outcomes to Industry and Transfer
  • Legislative changes that impact CTE
  • Work-based Learning and Experiential Leaning

As we all move forward with the Guided Pathways Initiative and the new funding formula that is coming onto the scene, this is a great opportunity for new and experienced CEOs to come together to better learn about the interplay between Guided Pathways, Career Education, transfer into the workforce, and see how we can move forward to strategize together.

Come, join us, and make this an effective collaboration for the benefit of our students!