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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:

Laura Metune, vice chancellor for governmental relations
lmetune@cccco.edu

Vacant
, director of governmental relations

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


Vice Chancellor for External Relations

Laura N. Metune

Vice Chancellor of External Relations Laura N. Metune joined the Chancellor’s Office in December 2016. In this role, Metune 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.

Metune has an extensive background with state government. Since June 2013, Metune served as chief consultant for the Assembly Committee on Higher Education, where she provided analysis and recommendations on legislation related to public and private postsecondary education and student financial aid.  Previously, Metune served as bureau chief for the California Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education, as committee consultant for the Assembly Committee on Higher Education and as legislative director for the office of Sen. Carole Migden. She also served as a legislative consultant for Senate Committee on Business and Professions, Subcommittee on International Trade Policy and for the California Legislative Women's Caucus.

Metune was recently appointed to serve as a member of the Local Control Accountability Plan Parent Advisory Committee of the Sacramento City Unified School District.

Metune is a first-generation college graduate; she transferred from American River College to earn a bachelor’s degree in government from California State University, Sacramento.