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)

2:00 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

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

8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.            Board and CEO Executive Assistants Workshop (separate registration required)

9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.            Guided Pathways Workshop

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.        Board and CEO Executive Assistants Workshop Lunch (separate registration required)

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.           Joint Caucus Meeting

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.             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.              Focus Session

5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.             Networking Reception w/ College of the Canyons

Sunday, May 6

7:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.          Conference Registration

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

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

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


Hotel & Travel Info


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

The room block at the Hyatt Regency Valencia is now full. Here are four hotels between 1.5 and 1.8 miles from the Hyatt, where all conference sessions and activities will take place. All would be about a 5 minute drive.

Embassy Suites
Hilton Garden Inn
Holiday Inn Express
Best Western Valencia

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


Registration Rates

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 will CLOSE on Thursday, April 26 at 5:00 p.m.

General Registration - $755
Fees include all breakfasts, lunches, receptions, and dinner Saturday evening. Dinner is on your own Friday evening. 

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 
All executive assistants who assist governing boards and chief executive officers are invited to attend. If you are interested in registering for EAW, please contact Karen Graham at

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


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
Executive Assistant Workshop

Board and CEO Executive Assistants Workshop

If you are interested in registering for EAW, please contact Karen Graham at

Thursday, May 3, 2:00 - 5:00 p.m. – Friday, May 4, 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
The annual Executive Assistants Workshop begins at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 3 (registration opens at 1:00) and ends at 4:00 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). 


CCCT Annual Meeting

Annual Meeting of the California Community College Trustees 

Sunday, May 6, 8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. (light breakfast at 7:30 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.

Sponsors & Corporate Partners

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

Here are the 2018 Annual Trustee Conference Sponsors  & Corporate Partners

Presidential Partners


Leadership Partners 

Associate Partners


Platinum Sponsors


Gold Sponsors


DWM CEO Institute

“DOING WHAT MATTERS” CEO INSTITUTE - Sponsored by College of the Canyons

Thursday, May 3rd
9:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. (University Center Tour 3:00pm – 4:00pm.)
College of the Canyons University Center (Room 258)

RSVP to the DWM CEO Institute
Arriving May 2nd to attend the DWM CEO Institute? Click here for College of the Canyons’ corporate rate at Hyatt Regency Valencia.

College of the Canyons is excited to host a “Doing What Matters” CEO Institute on Thursday, May 3, 2018 from 9:30am – 3:00pm, supported by Vice Chancellor for Workforce and Economic Development Van Ton-Quinlivan and Dr. Lynn Shaw, Visiting Dean of Sector Strategies (CCCCO). This one-day institute will be offered prior to the Community College League of California’s upcoming 2018 Annual Trustees Conference in Valencia.

The purpose of the “Doing What Matters” CEO Institute is to provide an opportunity for CEOs to interact with business leaders, external partners and leaders in the workforce and economic development sectors in California, as well as with each other. The focus of the Institute is to provide an opportunity for candid conversations among the participants regarding the challenges of developing strong workforce alignments and partnerships between employers and the community colleges. In addition, this Institute will provide an opportunity to dialog and think together about how to lead change within our colleges.

The event will be held at College of the Canyons in the Dr. Dianne G. Van Hook University Center (Room 258), and will conclude with a special tour of the building, which is home to more than 40 bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral programs offered by four partner universities in addition. The University Center is also the hub of our regional Economic Development activities, services and initiatives, including the Santa Clarita Valley Economic Development Corporation.

These structured conversations will enable CEOs and our business partners alike to:

  • Share stories of successful workforce development initiatives;
  • Speak candidly about challenges and limitations;
  • Be inspired as to how they can lead change;
  • Overcome barriers; and
  • Work collaboratively with multiple entities to shape better futures and move forward in focused and meaningful ways.

By bringing together both education and business leaders in this up-close and personal way, we will identify practices that can help our businesses thrive and grow in California.

We are fortunate to have expert leaders from the field as partners in the Institute.
These expert leaders will bring an additional perspectives that will assist CEOs in affirming their role in facilitating change while identifying opportunities that will enhance their success. By participating in these dialogs, CEOs will be provided with an opportunity to strategize about how to deal with internal resistance so that they can meaningfully engage employers. In the process, our CEOs will have an opportunity to validate and affirm their role in facilitating change as well as learning to work through issues to be successful.

Additionally, expert leaders in the field will be participating in these dialogs, and will enhance the perspectives presented and provide an opportunity to assist CEOs in strategizing about how to deal with internal resistance so that they can meaningfully engage employers. In the process, our CEOs will have an opportunity to validate and affirm their role in facilitating change as well as learn to work through the issues to be successful.

Business partners who are participating in this conversation include:

  • Mr. Jim Mayer, President/CEO (CA FWD)
  • Mr. Bill Allen, CEO (LA County EDC)
  • Mr. Kish Rajan, Principal, KRPA
  • Mr. Paul Granillo, President & CEO (Inland Empire Economic Partnership) – pending confirmation

In addition, two of our CEOs will be sharing their perspectives:

  • Dr. Bill Scroggins, President/Superintendent (Mt. San Antonio College)
  • Mr. Benjamin Duran, President/Superintendent (retired) of Merced College, WEDPAC Chair and current Executive Director (Central Valley Higher Education Consortium)

Join us for this unique opportunity to focus, dream and do as we move forward for the benefit of our students!

In order to make the best use of our time together and design the day for maximum interaction, it is requested that you register by April 27 at the following link:

RSVP to the DWM CEO Institute

There is no charge and no registration fee. Once you have registered, a more specific plan for the day, maps, permits, etc., will be sent to you. If you are going to be arriving in Santa Clarita by 5:30 pm on May 2, we are putting together a social event that will be hosted at our Institute for Culinary Arts. Please contact the Hyatt Regency Valencia, the CCLC Trustees Conference Hotel, if you would like to extend your accommodations for an additional night.

We look forward to seeing you on May 3!

College of the Canyons

College of the Canyons Info 

During the Annual Trustee Conference there are a number of fun and informative activities you are welcome to attend. Please note that these require separate registration.

Doing What Matters CEO Institute 
May 3, 2018
9:30 a.m.  – 3:00 p.m. (University Center Tour 3:00pm – 4:00pm.)
College of the Canyons University Center, Rm 258
RSVP to the DWM CEO Institute
Arriving May 2nd to attend the DWM CEO Institute? Click here for College of the Canyons’ corporate rate at Hyatt Regency Valencia.

California Community College Civic Engagement Student Summit
May 4, 2018
8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
For complimentary registration email
Civic Engagement Informational flyer
Student Leadership Institute - “Lead with Courage, Raise your Voice, & Design your Future”
May 4, 2018
10:00 a.m.  – 1:00 p.m.
The Associated Student Government at College of the Canyons is excited to announce it will be hosting the Student Leadership Institute – “Lead with Courage, Raise your Voice, and Design your Future” exclusively for Student Trustees and Student Government Presidents 
The Student Leadership Institute is a 1-day opportunity for current college students in leadership to interact with their peers, make social and professional connections, gain useful knowledge and tools to empower their roles in leadership, and to expand their potential to serve as student advocates and leaders in the growing field of inclusive higher education.Scheduled topics may include:
  • Hot Topics

> Student Homelessness
> DACA – Dreamers
> Campus Safety
> Sexual Assault
> Food Pantry
> Mental Health & Wellness

  • Student Leaders: Who We Are
  • Building Social, Peer, and Mentorship Relationships in College
  • Balancing It All: Life of a Student in Leadership 
Student Leaders who attend this conference will gain valuable knowledge and skills that they can take back to their colleges and communities including:
  • Enhancing leadership skills
  • Developing social and professional connections
  • Identifying student needs and areas of interest
  • Finding one’s voice in advocacy and change 
Location: 26455 Rockwell Canyon Rd, Santa Clarita, CA 91355
Please RSVP by April 20th, 2018 to the following link to confirm your attendance at the institute:
Join other student leaders for a morning like no other. We look forward to seeing you on May 4th! 
Complimentary tickets to LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS 
(Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center at College of the Canyons)
Following the Annual Trustees Conference Reception on Saturday evening at the University Center at College of the Canyons, you are invited to attend a performance of Little Shop of Horrors! College of the Canyons is providing complimentary tickets to Trustees Conference attendees. To reserve your tickets, visit the box office website, select Saturday, May 5, enter the number of tickets desired (up to 2 complimentary), and then enter the promo code: league (all lowercase letters) in the box.

Pre-Conference Activities
Since 2009, the Dr. Dianne G. Van Hook University Center at College of the Canyons has become part of our solution to the lack of access to upper division graduate degrees, continuing education, and teaching credentials available in the Santa Clarita Valley. This lack of access to upper division degrees in Santa Clarita has created significant barriers for those in greatest need of access including single parents, parents with childcare issues and working adults who cannot afford 2-hours of driving time each way just to attend a night class in the greater Los Angeles area. 

Hence, the vision for the University Center was to expand access and opportunities in an educational facility built on partnerships that would bring training for the workforce and our transfer students under one roof.  More than 3000 students have graduated from 40 programs offered in the University Center and have been able to pursue their dreams!

College of the Canyons has held numerous information sessions and tours for colleges visiting on a regular basis. With the CCLC – Annual Trustees Conference being hosted at the Valencia Hyatt, we are making this information available to CEOs and trustees who would like to learn how their colleges can provide access to Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Credential programs.

If you would like to learn more about the University Center, join us for a tour on Thursday, May 3rd from 3:00pm – 4:00pm or on Friday, May 4th from 11:30am – 1:00pm. If you are interested, please RSVP to the Chancellor’s Office by sending us a confirmation at by April 25, 2018. In your RSVP please include – your name, title, email, and tour “date/time” you are interested in.