2023 CEO Symposium

Thu, Mar 9, 2023 to Sun, Mar 12, 2023
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. 



Advanced registration is now closed. Onsite registration will be available.

Conference Fee – $670 (increases to $720 after the deadline)
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 - $65 (Thursday night)
  • Reception - $75 (Friday night) 
  • Retiree Recognition Reception/Dinner - $100  (Saturday night)   

Deadline to Register 
Registration closes on Friday, February 17, 2023, at 5:00 p.m.  The conference fee will increase after the deadline. All registrations received after the deadline are considered final and will not be refunded.

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 Friday, February 17, 2023, 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.


This schedule is subject to change.

Thursday, March 9

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

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

2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.              CEOCCC Board Meeting

3:00 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.              Corporate Partner Resources (AALRR, Ellucian, LCW, PARS, Servitas)

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

6:00 p.m.                                       Group Dinner on Your Own (dining options)


Friday, March 10

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

8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.            Breakfast Sessions or Breakfast Only Option 

8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.            Corporate Partner Resources (AALRR, Ellucian, LCW, PARS, Servitas)

8:15 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.               Corporate Partner Sessions

  • Funding the Gap: How to Afford Housing if Grants Won't Cover all Your Costs
  • What CEOs Need to Know About Working With Attorneys Representing Their District

9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.              Corporate Partner Sessions

  • Financial Aid to Financial Success: Transforming the Path to Affordability
  • Preparing Today for a Pending “Fiscal Cliff”
  • The Future and Remote Employees: How to be a Successful Manager of Remote Employees

9:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.            General Sessions

  • SWP Telling Our Collective Success Story
  • Enrollment Management Strategies

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

1:00 p.m.– 3:30 p.m.               General Sessions

  • Reports from CCC Affinity Groups
  • Racial Equity & Inclusive Excellence CEO Taskforce – CEOs Leading the Way on DEIAA!

3:45 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.              Chancellor’s Circle (by invite only)

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 11

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

8:30 a.m. − 9:30 a.m.             Breakfast Sessions:

  • Baccalaureate Degrees
  • Leaving $$$ on the Table: Opportunities to Support STEM Programs at Your College
  • Negotiating Appropriate CEO Compensation

9:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.           General Sessions

  • Affordability, Food & Housing Access Taskforce Update
  • Partners in the Vision

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

1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.              General Session

  • Preparing for the 2023-2024 Budget Changes and Budget Projection Models in General

2:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.              Networking, Walks, or Local Activity

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

7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.              2023 Retiree Recognition Dinner


Sunday, March 12

8:00 a.m.                                         Breakfast

9:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.             General Sessions

  • AB 928 - The Fight Isn’t Over
  • Discussion on Engaging with the next State Chancellor, B.O.G., and the CCCCO
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 2023. The Retiree Recognition Dinner will be held on Saturday, March 11th at 7:00 p.m. during the CEO Symposium. Read advice from our CEOs in the Retiree Recognition Program and watch their videos.

Lori Bennett, Clovis Community College President (January 2023)

Frank Chong, Santa Rosa Junior College Superintendent/President (June 2023)

Mike Claire, San Mateo County CCD Chancellor (June 2023)

David Wain Coon, College of Marin Superintendent/President (January 2024)

Debra Daniels, Taft College Superintendent/President (December 2022)

Mary Gallagher, Los Angeles City College President (June 2023)

Bob Kratochvil, Los Medanos College President (December 2022)

Judy Miner, Foothill-De Anza CCD Chancellor (September 2023)

JoAnna Schilling, Cypress College President (June 2023)

Bill Scroggins, Mt. San Antonio College President & CEO (June 2023)


Friday Dinner Options

Half Door Restaurant, Irish Pub (see modified menu here) 6:00 p.m.

903 Island Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101




Gaslamp BBQ, American Menu 6:15 p.m.

524 Island Drive, San Diego, CA 92101




Café Sevilla, Tappas, Family Style 6:30 p.m.

353 Fifth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101