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About the Board of Governors

The California Community Colleges Board of Governors sets policy and provides guidance for the 73 districts and 115 colleges that constitute the system. The 17-member board is appointed by the governor and formally interacts with state and federal officials and other organizations. The board selects a chancellor for the system. The chancellor, through a formal process of consultation, brings recommendations to the board.

The Governance Process

The California Community Colleges is guided by a process of shared governance.

The Board of Governors maintains a consultation process to ensure representatives from all levels of the system have an opportunity to advise the chancellor on state policy decisions. The chancellor considers this information prior to making final recommendations to the board.

This process has evolved over the years into a Consultation Council composed of representatives of institutional groups such as trustees, executive officers, students, administrators, business officers, student services officers, instructional officers, and representative organizations such as faculty and staff unions and associations. The council is chaired by Deputy Chancellor Daisy Gonzales and meets every other month to review and evaluate policy proposals and related issues.

Each of the 73 community college districts has a locally-elected board of trustees. These individuals are responsive to members of their community. Trustees also oversee the operations and budgets of local colleges within their districts.

Meetings, Schedules & Agendas

To view the current meeting schedules, agendas and records, click here.

To view the Board of Governors meeting live, click here.

Procedures and Standing Orders

March 2019 Edition (word) (pdf)


September 2013 Edition (pdf)

January 2013 Edition (pdf)

January 2010 Edition (word) (pdf)


Board of Governor's archive

To view an archive of past meeting agendas and records, coming soon.

Contact the Board of Governors

To obtain information about the California Community Colleges Board of Governors, please contact:
Christina N. Castro, Liaison to the Board of Governors and Consultation Council