2012-13 Annual Report
Community College League of California
On federal issues, the League worked closely with the Chancellor's Office, the American Association of Community Colleges, the Association of Community College Trustees, the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities, and the Institute for College Access and Success.
Some of the other highlights from Governmental Relations and Policy Development include:
- President/CEO served on the 21st Century Commission Implementation Steering Committee of the American Association of Community Colleges.
- Worked with the Chancellor's Office, the CCCT and CEOCCC boards to support the common recommendations of the Commission on the Future's A 2020 Vision for Student Success and the report of the Board of Governors' Task Force on Student Success.
- Consulted with the Advisory Committee on Legislation to develop recommended positions for the CCCT and CEOCCC boards.
- Presented on budget and legislation at over thirty association, district and college meetings.
Education and Leadership Development
Promote effective leadership at all levels for community colleges.
The Annual Convention was held in Los Angeles and themed "Puttin' on the Ritz: a positive perspective in a difficult climate." Speakers included Chancellor Brice Harris, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, and Phi Theta Kappa President/CEO Rod Risley.
This year's Distinguished Alumni honorees included:
- Cataleya Carlson Captain, C-130 Aircraft Commander (Pilot), United States Air Force, Sierra College
- Brad Daluiso Financial Planning Specialist, Morgan Stanley Smith Barney, Grossmont College
- Ernest Mitchell, Jr. US Fire Administrator, Department of Homeland Security, Long Beach City College
- Eloise Gomez Reyes Attorney, Administrative & Civil Litigation, Law Offices of Eloise Gomez Reyes, San Bernardino Valley College
- Dr. Cinna Toy-Wohlmuth Doctor of Medicine, Loma Linda University and White Memorial Center, El Camino College
The Annual Convention could not be possible without our partner organizations: California Community College Chancellor's Office, the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges, African Americans for the California Community Colleges, California Association for Registrars and Admissions Officers, California Association of Latino Community College Trustees, California Community College Association for Occupational Education, California Community College Chief Instructional Officers, California Community Colleges Classified Senate, California Colleges for International Education, Chief Student Services Officers, Community College Public Relations Organization, and the Research and Planning Group for California Community Colleges.
At the Annual Trustees Conference in Lake Tahoe in May, attendees heard California School Boards Association Vernon Billy, Association of Community College Trustees President/CEO J. Noah Brown, and CalNonprofits CEO Jan Masaoka on board-CEO relationships. A pre-conference session was held, along with a general session, looking at best-practices in accreditation.
Also at the conference, the following 2013-14 CCCT officers were elected:
- Manny Ontiveros, President (North Orange County CCD)
- Louise Jaffe, 1st Vice President (Santa Monica CCD)
- Janet Chaniot, 2nd Vice President (Mendocino-Lake CCD)
The limited travel funds of member districts has reduced the number of attendees at conferences at most major local government associations, including the League. We have, however, maintained a similar number of participating districts at the major events, even if the number of attendees per districts has declined.
|League Major Conference Attendance|
|Annual Convention||569||379||403||338||334||(this fall)|
|Annual Trustees Conference||158||154||111||113||147||124|
|Effective Trusteeship Workshop||96||108||85||125||77||152|
|Annual Legislative Conference||207||210||160||256||234||230|
In FY 2013, the League launched the Excellence in Trusteeship Program, in which participating trustees will be eligible for a certificate of completion if they complete 3 sessions in 7 competencies over a 24 month period.
The League is committed to ensuring that leadership development opportunities are available to community college leaders of all levels, even when travel funds are scarce. New publications will be developed, along with opportunities for online learning.
Some of the other highlights from our work in Education Services and Leadership Development include:
- Sponsored and administered the Asilomar Leadership Skills Seminar, the Classified Leadership Institute, the Northern California CEO Conference and the Southern California CEO Conference.
- Presented participatory governance workshops with the Academic Senate at five community college districts.
Financially supported other leadership development organizations and actively participated in their programs:
- African American Male Education Network & Development (A2MEND)
- Asian-Pacific Americans in Higher Education
- Latina Leadership Network
Deliver outstanding services and programs that engage districts and support their operations.
During FY 2013, for every $1 in dues paid to the League, member districts saved more than $11 through the association's collective purchase, service and finance programs. Here are some of the highlights:
- BoardDocs: Through our master contract with Emerald Data Solutions, we provided 14 participating districts 25% off the BoardDocs electronic agenda management service.
- Electricity Purchasing Program: The League continues to purchase electricity for 28 districts through Constellation Energy and provided more than 244,000 megawatt hours of electricity last year!
- Library Technology Program: With our partnership with the Council of Chief Librarians, the League purchased over $4.6 million (+18%) in library materials through 33 vendors (+22%), with every college in the state subscribing to at least one database.
- Retiree Health Investment Trust: Through the League-sponsored investment trust 12 districts have over $135 million invested to ensure that health benefits to retirees will be adequately funded. The program is overseen by the 21-district Retiree Health Joint Powers Authority.
- Tax Revenue Anticipation Notes (TRANs): Through both our full-year and mid-year borrowing programs, the League secured competitive borrowing rates for 27 districts borrowing over $362.6 million to ensure adequate cash flow to meet operational needs amidst state funding uncertainty.
The League could not be successful without the support of our Corporate Partners. In 2012-13, they included:
- Presidential: Constellation Energy and WLC Architects
- Leadership: Atkinson, Andelson, Loya, Ruud & Romo; Collegiate Brain Trust; Liebert Cassidy Whitmore; McCallum Group Inc.; MVE Institutional; Piper Jaffrey RBC Capital Markets
- Associate: Barnes & Noble College; De La Rosa & Co.; Drexel University; ellucian; Keenan & Associates; Professional Personal Leasing; Student Insurance.
Please join us in thanking these corporate partners, as it is through their support that we keep our programs and services affordable and of the highest quality.
Be a highly effective and innovative organization.
The League and its member districts continue to weather the economic challenges and significant uncertainty created by the state's fiscal condition. The fiscal stewardship of the League's board of directors has ensured adequate categorical reserves to avoid a significant reduction in services, although out-year challenges remain. For this reason, the League Board of Directors established a Task Force on the Future of the League to look at financing, organizational structure, and strategic direction of the organization. The task force is anticipated to report to the League board this fall, and any significant changes will be distributed to the member districts for consideration before adoption.
For FY 2013, the League's operational revenues exceeded expenditures by $361,263 (primarily Corporate Partners and district services), and two one-time activities increased categorical reserves by $99,170 (net proceeds of redistricting service and legal settlement).
At a time of increased scrutiny for nonprofit organizations, the League continues to prove itself as a fiscally sound and transparent organization. Full budget information, executive contracts, salary ranges, and IRS Form 990s are provided to the public at www.ccleague.org/disclosure.
Other significant association operations accomplishments in 2012-13:
- The staff organizational chart was redesigned with clearer reporting relationships and succession planning.
- A voice over Internet protocol (VOIP) phone system was installed to enable more flexible communications.
- A joint dinner was held with the officers of the California Community College Trustees and the California School Boards Association to discuss collaboration and significant issues.
- Significant staff development was conducted, including the completion of the Georgetown Nonprofit Management Executive Program by the President/CEO.
- A new board and President/CEO evaluation method was established to have more clear measurement of organizational effectiveness.
Yolanda Avalos, Program Associate
Judy Centlivre, Executive Assistant
Samantha DeMelo, Director, Communications & Marketing
Cary Jung, Director, Fiscal Services
Sarah Kiesling, Assistant Director, Fiscal Services
Scott Lay, President and CEO
Ryan McElhinney, Legislative Advocate
Rita Mize, Director, State Research and Policy
Lizette Navarette, Legislative Advocate
Jennifer Ong, Assistant Director, Fiscal Services
Sarah Raley, Director, Library Technology Program
Elaine Reodica, Program Manager, District Services and Corporate Partners
Carmen Sandoval, Director, Educational Servces and Leadership Development
Cherie Savage, Director, Meetings and Events
Kimi Shigetani, Vice President
Melodie Smith, Program Associate
Theresa Tena, Vice President
Clyde Murley, Energy Programs
Jane Wright, Policy and Procedure Programs
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