2019 Student Trustees Workshop

Fri, Aug 16, 2019 to Sun, Aug 18, 2019
Mission Valley DoubleTree
General Info

The new student trustee faces a challenging introduction to the board, the college and the art of trusteeship. This workshop is designed to help student board members become knowledgeable, influential, education policy-makers. It also provides the opportunity to meet and talk with other student trustees from around the state.

Participants will receive the 2019 Trustee Handbook and Effective Student Trustees by Nick Kachiroubas, as well as other information for student trustees. A Certificate of Completion is awarded at the end of the workshop, all sessions must be attended to qualify.

Student Trustees Workshop, Class of 2019



General Registration: $470 (ends August 7)
On-site Registration: $495


Cancellations: All cancellations must be in writing. To request a refund for your registration, email Sadie Brown sadie@ccleague.org. A $50 processing fee will be charged for all refunds. No refunds will be issued for cancellations made after Wednesday, August 7, 2019.


Friday, August 16

1:00 p.m.         Registration

2:00 p.m.         "Getting to Know You" Activities

3:00 p.m.         Student Senate for California Community College

3:30 p.m.         State Issues and Advocacy

4:30 p.m.         Break

4:40 p.m.         Being an Effective Student Trustee

6:00 p.m.         Meet & Greet CCCT Board Candidates

6:30 p.m.         Dinner


Saturday, August 17

8:00 a.m.         Coffee & Carbs (or breakfast on your own)

8:30 a.m.         Election; Student Trustee Position, CCCT Board

9:00 a.m.         California Student Trustee Role, Rights, Responsibilities & Understanding the Agenda

10:30 a.m.       Break

10:40 a.m.       What is Leadership?

12:00 p.m.       Lunch

1:00 p.m.         Effective Trusteeship Plenary – Accreditation, Participatory Governance, Student

                              Success, Fiscal Responsibilities

2:30 p.m.         Break

2:40 p.m.         Effective Trusteeship Plenary (continued)

4:15 p.m.         Dinner on Own


Sunday, August 18

8:00 a.m.         Coffee & Carbs (or breakfast on your own & hotel checkout)

9:00 a.m.         Group Photo

9:15 a.m.         Leading Effective Teams

10:30 a.m.       Break & Hotel Checkout

11:00 a.m.       Workshop Closing & Graduation

12:00 p.m.       Adjourn

Download the 2019 Schedule-at-a-Glance

Workshop Leader

Workshop Leader

Nick Kachiroubas
Chair, Master of Public Administration Program and
Associate Teaching Professor
School of Public Service, DePaul University
Read Nick's Bio



  • Student Trustee Responsibilities
  • The Role of the Board of Trustees
  • Key State and Local Policy Issues
  • Ethics, Protocols and Practices
  • Using Influence Effectively


Certificate of Completion

To receive a Certificate of Completion, attendees must be present for the entire workshop.


CCCT Student Board Member Election

The California Community College Trustees (CCCT) Board consists of 21 members elected statewide by the 73 district governing boards and one student member elected by the student trusteesThe CCCT Board takes positions on education policy issues and formulates positions on issues that go before the California Community Colleges Board of Governors and the State Legislature. Nominations for the student member of the CCCT Board must be postmarked by no later than Friday, July 12, 2019.

Candidate statements and the election of the student member will take place Saturday, August 17, 2019, at 8:30 a.m. Student trustees must be present to be eligible to vote.

If you have any questions about the CCCT student member election process, please contact Agnes Lupa at the League office at (916) 444-8641 or by email at agnes@ccleague.org.

Hotel & Travel

Hotel & Travel

The official hotel of the 2019 Student Trustees Workshop is the Doubletree by Hilton Mission Valley.

DoubleTree by Hilton Mission Valley
7450 Hazard Center Drive
San Diego, CA 92108

Room rates for this event are $169.00 plus room tax for single or double occupancy. This special rate is guaranteed only if reservations are made on or prior to Wednesday, July 24, 2019, or until the room block sells out. PLEASE NOTE: A hotel reservations link will be provided upon registration.

A $50 processing fee will be charged for all cancellations. No refunds will be issued for cancellations made after Wednesday, August 7, 2019.

Hotel Parking
Overnight self-parking is available at a rate of $29/night. Valet parking is not offered at this venue.

Other Information
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Workshop Materials