Fri, Mar 1, 2019 to Mon, Mar 4, 2019
Kona Kai Resort, San Diego
General Info

We invite CEOs from throughout the state to attend the 2019 CEO Symposium, March 1-4, 2019. The CEO Symposium is the premier convening of California Community College chancellors and presidents. CEOs engage with colleagues from north to south to address the challenging issues and the opportunities facing our system. The CEO Symposium will provide a forum honest discussions and sharing of best practices in strategic leadership, public policy, and student success and access in California community colleges. 

This is a CEO only event. 




The schedule is subject to change.

Friday, March 1

10:00 a.m.                   New CEO Workshop Part 2      Coronado

2:00 p.m.                     CEOCCC Board Meeting            La Jolla

5:30 p.m.                     CEOCCC Board Meeting            Cabo Courtyard

Saturday, March 2

8:30 a.m.                     Breakfast Sessions or Breakfast-Only Option        Point Loma Terrace

                                         Breakout Session: Liebert Cassidy Whitmore                 Point Loma 1 / Coronado / La Jolla

9:30 a.m.                     Welcome/Introductions, Chair, CEOCCC Board  Point Loma 2

10:15 a.m.                  Promise Programs Panel                                                     Point Loma 2
                                           Moderated by Dr. Martha Kanter, Executive Director, College Promise Campaign,
                                           Former U.S. Under Secretary of Education (2009-2013)

12:00 p.m.                  Lunch        Marina View Lawn

1:15 p.m.                     Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Update                                         Point Loma 2

1:45 p.m.                     Accreditation Update – Richard Winn, President, ACCJC      Point Loma 2

2:00 – 3:30 p.m.         Panel Update – CEO Student Centered Funding Formula   Point Loma 2
                                            •  CEO Table Discussions

3:30 p.m.                    Networking    Point Loma 2            

5:30 p.m.                    Reception        Cabo Courtyard

Sunday, March 3

8:00 a.m.                     Breakfast Sessions or Breakfast-Only Option    Point Loma Terrace/ Point Loma 1 / Coronado / La Jolla

9:00 a.m.                     Keynote: John B. King, President and CEO, The Education Trust    Point Loma 2

10:15 a.m.                  Coffee Break   Point Loma Foyer

10:30 a.m.                  League Update & CEOCCC Business Meeting                                        Point Loma 2

10:30 a.m.                  Coffee Meeting with Dr. John King (Ed Trust invitation only)

11:00 a.m.                  Preparing, Responding, and Recovering from Emergencies and Disasters        Point Loma 2

12:00 p.m.                  Lunch      Marina View Lawn

1:00 p.m.                    Affordability, Food & Housing Access Update     Point Loma 2
                                        •  CEO Table Discussions

3:00 p.m.                    Networking Time                                                                 Point Loma 2

3:00 p.m.                    CEO Leadership Academy Meeting

6:00 p.m.                    Retiree Recognition Reception, hosted by Liebert Cassidy Whitmore     Point Loma Terrace

7:00 p.m.                    2019 Retiree Recognition Dinner      Point Loma 1

  • Teresa Dreyfuss, Superintendent/President of Rio Hondo College
  • Kathy Hart, Superintendent/President of San Joaquin Delta College
  • Regina Stanback Stroud, President of Skyline College
  • Walt Tribley, Superintendent/President of Monterey Peninsula College

Monday, March 4

8:30 a.m.                     Closing Breakfast      Cabo Courtyard

9:00 a.m.                     A Conversation with Heather Hiles, CEO, California Online Community College    Coronado

10:00 a.m.                  Closing Remarks and Adjourn    Coronado


Download the tentative schedule-at-a-glance.


Registration Rates

CEO Symposium Conference Fee – $525
Fee includes conference registration, materials, and all meals. Conference fees do not include hotel accommodations. Separate booking is required.

Guest Meals 
Saturday Reception  $60

Retiree Dinner $80                                    

Full payment by credit card is due at the time of registration. If you have any questions, please contact Sadie Brown at sadie@ccleague.orgRegistration will close on Wednesday, February 20th.

Cancellation Policy
All refund requests must be made in writing. To request a refund for your registration email Sadie Brown at A $50 processing fee will be charged for all refunds. No refunds will be issued for cancellations made after Friday, February 8.

Hotel & Travel

Hotel & Travel

Kona Kai Resort & Spa
1551 Shelter Island Dr.
San Diego, CA 92106
(619) 221-8000

Kona Kai Resort & Spa in San Diego is the official location of the 2019 CEO Symposium. All conference events will be held at the Kona Kai Resort & Spa. A block of rooms has been reserved at the Kona Kai Resort & Spa at a negotiated rate of $179, plus room tax. The special room rate is guaranteed only if reservations are made prior to February 13, 2019. Reservations made after that date are on a space available basis only.

The designated room block is now closed. For room reservations after February 13, please contact for availability.

Keynote Speakers

Keynote Speaker
Sunday, March 3rd

John B. King Jr.
President and CEO, The Education Trust
Former U.S. Secretary of Education

John B. King Jr. is the President and CEO of The Education Trust, a national nonprofit organization that seeks to identify and close opportunity and achievement gaps. Based in Washington, DC, The Education Trust focuses on research, awareness and advocacy. 

King served in President Barack Obama’s cabinet as the 10th U.S. Secretary of Education. King will engage in ideas to expand excellence and equity in education for students of color and those from low-income families from pre-kindergarten through college.