2022 CEO Symposium

Thu, Mar 3, 2022 to Sun, Mar 6, 2022
US GRANT Hotel, San Diego
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. 



Registration opens on Monday, December 13, 2021.

Conference Fee – $625
The fee includes conference registration, materials, and all meals. Conference fees do not include hotel accommodations. A separate booking is required.

Guest Meals 

  • Welcome Reception - $60 (Thursday night)
  • Reception - $70 (Friday night) 
  • Retiree Recognition Reception/Dinner - $95  (Saturday night)   

Deadline to Register 
Registration closes on February 18, 2022, at 5:00 p.m. 

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 February 18, 2022, at 5:00 p.m.

Hotel & Travel
Hotel Information

To book your hotel accommodations, registration is required. A hotel reservation link will be provided in your registration confirmation email. In order to maintain the integrity of the guest list of this program, we ask that you do not share the hotel information with those outisde of the California Community College system. 

For questions about the hotel, contact Jimmy Madrigal at jmadrigal@ccleague.org.


The schedule is subject to change.

Thursday, March 3

1:00 p.m. − 5:15 p.m.              Registration

3:00 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.              Exhibit – Corporate Partners

10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.            New CEO Workshop Part 2

5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.              Welcome Reception

6:00 p.m.                                        Dinner On Your Own


Friday, March 4

8:00 a.m. − 5:30 p.m.              Registration

                                                           Exhibit – Corporate Partners

8:15 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.               Corporate Partner Sessions + Breakfast OR Breakfast Only Option

9:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.            General Session: DEI Operationalization

 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.           Lunch & Networking 

1:30 p.m.– 3:30 p.m.                General Session: COVID

3:45 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.               Open, Scheduled Group Walks

5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.              Networking Reception

6:00 p.m.                                        Group Dinners


Saturday, March 5

8:00 a.m. − 3:30 p.m.             Registration

8:30 a.m. − 9:30 a.m.              Breakfast Sessions OR Breakfast Only Option

  • Session 1 - Housing Panel
  • Session 2 – CEO Tenure & Retention Group Conversation

9:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.            General Session: Fiscal and Reimagining the Future

12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.            Lunch & Networking

1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.              General Session: Regional Focus

 3:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.             Networking or Local Activity

4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.               Walks

6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.               Retiree Recognition Reception

7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.                2022 Retiree Recognition Dinner


Sunday, March 6

8:30 a.m.                                       Breakfast

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

  • 9:00 a.m.      League Update with CEOCCC Board President Dr. Byron Clift Breland and League CEO Dr. Larry Galizio
  • 10:00 a.m.   Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley, “A Conversation with the Chancellor”
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 2022. The Retiree Recognition Dinner was held on Saturday, March 5th at 7:00 p.m. during the CEO Symposium. Read advice from our CEOs in the Retiree Recognition Program and watch their videos.

Greg Gillespie, Ventura County CCD Chancellor (June 2022)

Douglas B. Houston, State Center CCD Deputy Chancellor (April 2022)

G.H. Javaheripour, Columbia College Interim President (June 2022) Prior Yuba College President

Ed Knudson, Antelope Valley College Superintendent/President (June 2022)

Ronald Kraft, Napa Valley College Superintendent/President (January 2022)

Pamela T. Luster, San Diego Mesa College President (June 2022)

Kathleen A. Rose, Gavilan College Superintendent/President (June 2022)

David Viar, Glendale Community College Superintendent/President (June 2022)

John Weispfenning, Coast CCD Chancellor (August 2022)

Samia Yaqub, Butte College Superintendent/President (June 2022)

COVID-19 Policy
COVID-19 Policy

Effective November 15, 2021, all registrants who attend in-person League events are required to be fully vaccinated (have received the full series of the COVID-19 vaccine) OR show proof of a negative COVID-19 test result taken within 72 hours of the start of the event. Fully vaccinated registrants will be asked to verify their vaccination status when registering for the event and will be asked to show proof on-site at the registration desk upon check-in. Unvaccinated registrants will need to provide their negative COVID-19 test results on-site before entering the event meeting space.

Vaccination Cards
Acceptable proof of the COVID-19 vaccine must include one shot of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine OR two shots of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine, as well as the registrant’s first and last name. Digital (including photos) and paper copy vaccination cards will be allowed. 

To receive a digital copy of your COVID-19 vaccination record from the California Department of Public Health, go to https://myvaccinerecord.cdph.ca.gov/.  For a video tutorial on how to receive it, click here.

Test Results
Proof of a negative COVID-19 test result must include the registrant’s first and last name, birthdate, and show a negative result taken within the last 72 hours. The type of test can be an antigen or PCR/NAAT test for COVID-19 or SARS-CoV-2. The test should be administered by a laboratory or healthcare provider. A COVID-19 self-test, sometimes referred to as “home test,” is not acceptable. Registered attendees can provide a printed or digital copy of their test results.

Masks will be required for the duration of the event. Registrants will receive logistical information via email, including safety and prevention measures, before arrival. 


POLICY UPDATED: January 11, 2022