2021 CEO Symposium

Thu, Feb 25, 2021 to Fri, Feb 26, 2021
Virtual Conference
General Info
General Information

The CEO Symposium is the annual convening for California Community College chancellors, superintendent/presidents and presidents from across the state. CEOs will engage in discussions to address the challenging issues and opportunities facing our system. This CEO-only event provides a forum for statewide leaders to convene panel discussions, share information and promising practices, and network with colleagues in an informal environment. In light of current health and safety restrictions due to COVID-19, the event is being offered in a virtual format.



Virtual Conference Fee – $199
Fee includes conference registration and materials 

Deadline to Register - CLOSED
Registration closes on Monday, February 22, 2021 at 5PM. 

All refund requests must be made in writing. To request a refund for your registration, please contact Sadie Brown at sadie@ccleague.org.  A $50 processing fee will be charged for all refunds. No refunds will be issued for cancellations made after Monday, February 22, 2021 at 5PM.


Program and Zoom details will be emailed to registrants the week of the event.

Thursday, February 25

10:00 a.m. — 10:50 a.m.           Pre-Conference Session: Enhancing the Student Success Experience to Address Student Basic Needs

11:00 a.m. — 11:30 a.m.           Welcome/Opening Keynote by Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley | Equity=Recovery

11:30 a.m. — 12:30 p.m.           General Session Keynote by Dr. Constance Carroll | The Journey to Ithaca

12:30 p.m. — 1:00 p.m.              Lunch Break

1:00 p.m. — 1:50 p.m.                 General Session: Leading the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Initiative at Your College

2:00 p.m. — 2:50 p.m.                 General Session: Equity at the Heart of Reopening our Colleges

3:00 p.m. — 4:00 p.m.                 General Session: Update on Statewide Initiatives


Friday, February 26

10:00 a.m. — 10:50 a.m.              Pre-Conference Session: Time, Place and Manner - Free Expression Issues on Campus

11:00 a.m. — 12:00 p.m               General Session Keynote by Dr. Tia McNair | The Role of CEOs in Advancing the Equity Walk

12:00 p.m. — 12:30 p.m.              Lunch Break

12:30 p.m. — 1:30 p.m.                  General Session Keynote by Dr. Josie Ahlquist  | Purposeful Digital Leadership in Higher Education

1:30 p.m. — 2:30 p.m.                     General Session Keynote by Dr. Martha Kanter | Restoring the Soul of the Nation (Through Community Colleges)

2:30 p.m. — 3:00 p.m.                     Closing General Session

CEO Retiree Recognition
CEO Retiree Recognition Honorees

The Chief Executive Officers of California Community Colleges are proud to recognize and honor the following CEO retirees of 2021. Read advice from our CEOs in the Retiree Recognition Program and watch their videos.

Nabil S. Abu-Ghazaleh, Grossmont College President (January 2021)

Loretta P. Adrian, Coastline Community College President (June 2021)

Thomas J. Burke, Kern CCD Chancellor (June 2021)

Constance M. Carroll, San Diego CCD Chancellor (June 2021)

Joel L. Kinnamon, College of the Desert Superintendent/President (March 2021)

Otto W. K. Lee, Los Angeles Harbor President (January 2021)

Dena P. Maloney, El Camino College Superintendent/President (July 2021)

Cheryl A. Marshall, North Orange County CCD Chancellor (September 2021)

Kindred I. Murillo, Southwestern College Superintendent/President (March 2021)

Paul Parnell, State Center CCD Chancellor (July 2021)

Monte E. Perez, Los Angeles Mission College President (June 2021)

Geraldine M. Perri, Citrus College Superintendent/President (July 2021)

Linda D. Rose, Santa Ana College President (June 2020)

Stuart Van Horn, West Hills CCD Chancellor (June 2021)