2021 Student Trustees Workshop

Thu, Aug 12, 2021 to Fri, Aug 13, 2021
Virtual Event
General Information
General Information

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 policymakers. It also provides the opportunity to meet and talk with other student trustees from around the state.

Participants will receive the 2021 Trustee Handbook and Effective Student Trustees by Nick Kachiroubas, as well as other information for student trustees.

Who Should Attend
Who Should Attend

Student Trustees at California Community Colleges should consider attending the 2021 Student Trustees Workshop. For questions about the program contact Carmen Sandoval, Director of Education Services & Leadership Development, at csandoval@ccleague.org.

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

Workshop Schedule
Workshop Schedule

The below schedule is subject to change.

Thursday, August 12

8:45 a.m.  – 9:00 a.m.                   Check-in

9:00 a.m. –  9:05 a.m.                   Welcome

9:05 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.                 Getting to Know You Activity 

10:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.              Being an Effective Student Trustee 

10:45 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.              “Coffee Break”

11:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.              State Issues and Advocacy

11:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.              Student Senate for California Community Colleges

12:00 p.m. – 12:30 p.m.             Lunch/Social Break

12:30 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.                California Student Trustee Role, Rights, Responsibilities & Understanding the Agenda

1:45 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.                   CCCT Board Candidate Statements

2:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.                   Election

2:30 p.m. – 2:35 p.m.                   Wrap-up and Close

Friday, August 13

8:45 a.m.  – 9:00 a.m.                   Check-in

9:00 a.m. –  9:05 a.m.                   Welcome

9:05 a.m.  –  10:15 a.m.               What is Leadership?

10:15 a.m.  –  10:30 a.m.            “Coffee Break”

10:30 a.m.  –  11:00 a.m.            Effective Plenary: Accreditation

11:00 a.m.  – 11:30 a.m.             Effective Plenary: Participatory Governance

11:30 a.m.  –  12:00 p.m.           Lunch/Social Break

12:00 p.m.  –  12:30 p.m.           Effective Plenary: Student Success & Equity

12:30 p.m.  – 1:00 p.m.               Effective Plenary: Fiscal Responsibilities

1:00 p.m.  –  1:15 p.m.                 “Coffee Break”

1:15 p.m.  –  2:15 p.m.                 Leading Effective Teams

2:15p.m.  –  3:00 p.m.                  Wrap-up & Close

Workshop Leader
Workshop Leader

Nick Kachiroubas
Chair, Master of Public Administration Program and
Associate Teaching Professor
School of Public Service, DePaul University
Read his bio


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

Registration Fee: $195.00

Registration will open on June 21, 2021. The deadline to register for the Student Trustees Workshop is August 2, 2021, at 5:00 p.m.

A $50 processing fee will be charged for all cancellations. No refunds will be issued for cancellations made after Monday, August 2, 2021. For questions about cancellations or registration, please contact Sadie Brown at sadie@ccleague.org.

CCCT Student Trustee Election
CCCT Board of Directors Student Member Election

Nominations for the student members of the California Community College Trustees Board of Directors must be submitted via the online forms here no later than July 9, 2021.

Candidate statements and the election of the student member will take place Thursday, August 12, 2021, at 1:45 p.m. Student trustees must be present to be eligible to vote.