Student Trustees Workshop

August 14 16, 2015
Westin South Coast Plaza, Costa Mesa

The new student trustee faces a challenging introduction to the board, the college and the art of trusteeship. This workshop is designed to help student board members become knowledgeable, influential, education policy-makers. It also provides the opportunity to meet and talk with other student trustees from around the state.

Participants will receive the Trustee Handbook and Effective Student Trustees by Nick Kachiroubas,
as well as other information for student trustees.

Event Details:

⇒ Online Registration
⇒ Hotel Reservations

Cancellation Policy
A $50 processing fee will be charged for all cancellations.  No refunds will be issued for cancellations made after Friday, July 24, 2015.

General Inquiries
(916) 444-8641 or

Payment Inquiries
Contact Karen Graham at














Registration Fee: $370 ($395 after Friday, July 31 and onsite)
Fee includes Friday dinner, Saturday lunch and workshop materials.

Workshop Schedule

Friday, August 14
1:00 p.m. — Registration Opens
2:00 p.m. — Opening Activities
3:00 p.m. — State Issues and Advocacy
4:30 p.m. — Being an Effective Student Trustee
6:00 p.m. — Meet and Greet CCCT Board Candidates
6:30 p.m. — Dinner
7:00 p.m. — CCCAST Meeting and Elections

Saturday, August 15
8:00 a.m. Coffee & Carbs (or breakfast on your own)
8:30 a.m. Election; Student Trustee Position, CCCT Board
9:00 a.m. California Student Trustee Role, Rights, Responsibilities & Understanding the Agenda
10:30 a.m. Break
10:40 a.m. What is Leadership?
12:00 p.m. Lunch
1:00 p.m. Effective Trusteeship – Accreditation, Participatory Governance, Student Success,
                     Fiscal Responsibilities
4:00 p.m. Break
4:15 p.m. Student Trustee Panel
5:00 p.m. Dinner on Own

Sunday, August 16
8:00 a.m. Coffee & Carbs (or breakfast on your own & hotel checkout)
9:00 a.m. Group Photo
9:15 a.m. Leading Effective Teams
10:30 a.m. Break & Hotel Checkout
11:00 a.m. Workshop Closing & Graduation
12:00 p.m. Adjourn

Workshop Leader

Nick Kachiroubas
Visiting Assistant Professor
School of Public Service, DePaul University


  • Student Trustee Responsibilities
  • The Role of the Board of Trustees
  • Key State and Local Policy Issues
  • Ethics, Protocols and Practices
  • Using Influence Effectively


CCCT Board of Directors Student Member Election
Nominations for the student members of the California Community College Trustees Board of Directors must be postmarked on or before, Monday, July 13. Candidate statements and the election of the student member will take place Saturday, August 15, at 8:30 a.m. Only student trustees who are present are eligible to vote.

Workshop Location

Westin South Coast Plaza
686 Anton Boulevard, Costa Mesa, CA 92626
(714) 540-2500

The Student Trustees Workshop room block at the Westin South Coast Plaza is now full. You can still reserve a room at the Westin at the current (higher) rate through this link:, or call 714-540-2500. You may also check rates at the following hotels which are within walking distance of the Westin.

Marriott Costa Mesa
Wyndham Avenue of the Arts
IMPORTANT ** 3RD PARTY PRE-PAID ROOMS: If you have used a 3rd party credit card (college credit card) to reserve a room, please note that the room is only reserved, and has not been paid for. The guest will be required to provide a credit card at check-in to pay for the room.  You may pre-pay for the room by contacting the hotel and requesting a credit card authorization form and completing it with the 3rd party credit card information.  Upon check-in, the guest will only be responsible for  incidentals if the room is prepaid.  If you wish to pre-pay a guest room, please contact the following Westin staff for a credit card authorization form:

Nana Tatewaki

Karie Brown

Directions, Transportation and Parking

Self-parking is $12/day. Complimentary hotel shuttle to and from John Wayne International Airport. Click the following links for driving directions, maps, transportation, and other hotel area information:

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