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About Governmental Relations

The Governmental Relations Division represents the Chancellor's Office before the Legislature and executive branch of the state and federal government. In addition, it is responsible for formulating and advancing the legislative agenda of the system.

Questions about legislation that affect the community colleges may be directed to the division’s key contacts:

Mike Magee, acting vice chancellor for external relations
mmagee@cccco.edu

Andrea Reynoldsassistant to the vice chancellor
areynolds@cccco.edu

Rosa De Andagovernmental relations specialist
rdeanda@cccco.edu

Justin C. Salenik, governmental relations analyst
jsalenik@cccco.edu

Mary Meuelgovernmental relations specialist
mmeuel@cccco.edu


Acting Vice Chancellor for External Relations

Michael S. Magee

Acting Vice Chancellor of External Relations Michael S. Magee oversees a division that represents the chancellor's office before the Legislature and executive branch of the state and federal governments. The division is also responsible for formulating and advancing the legislative agenda of the California Community Colleges.

Magee has worked at the Chancellor's Office since December 1998 and in Government Relations since May 2003. Prior to his work at the Chancellor's Office, Magee was involved in energy efficiency programs in state government and coauthored articles on energy management that have been published in energy engineering journals and periodicals. 

Magee resides in Sacramento with his wife Theresa, a physical therapist for Easter Seals. They have three adult children. A graduate of the United States Air Force Academy, Magee also earned a Master's of Arts degree in Economics from California State University, Sacramento. Magee served more than six years in the United States Air Force as a navigator/bombardier in B-52 aircraft.