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CCCT Endorsement for 2020 ACCT Elections Application

Application Deadline - November 1, 2019

About the Community College League of California Trustees (CCCT)

The Community College League of California (League) is a nonprofit public benefit organization whose voluntary membership consists of the 72 local community college districts in California. Within the League are two main policy boards including the California Community College Trustees (CCCT) which consists of 21 members elected statewide by the 72 California district governing boards and a student member elected by the student trustees. With the primary goal of promoting student access and success, CCCT encourages trustee engagement in local, state and national advocacy efforts including involvement in the Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT) Board of Directors and Committees.

The ACCT represents more than 6,500 elected and appointed trustees who govern over 1,200 community, technical and junior colleges in the United States, and is a major voice of community college trustees to the Administration, Congress and the Departments of Education and Labor, among others.

Considering one out of five community college students in the nation attends a California community college, promoting access and success nationally for the state’s diverse student population is crucial.

2020 ACCT Positions Open for CCCT Endorsement

Endorsements are being considered for the following three (3) ACCT positions up for election at the 2020 Leadership Congress (all candidates will be considered, but no more than one candidate may be endorsed for each position):

1.  Director-At-Large
2.  Regional Director (Pacific Region)
3.   Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee Member (Pacific Region)

The CCCT also encourages Associate Membership in the following committees:

  • Finance and Audit Committee
  • Governance and Bylaws Committee
  • Member Communications and Education Committee
  • Public Policy and Advocacy Committee
  • Nominating Committee
  • State, Province, and Territory Coordinators Network
  • Student Advisory Committee (NEW)

November 1, 2019, is the submission deadline for ACCT Committee assignments.  Committee information can be found on the ACCT website and the application is available online


Time & Travel Commitments

Board of Directors

The ACCT Board of Directors meets three (3) times a year. Board members are required to attend these three meetings:

  • Prior to the Community College National Summit in Washington, D.C.
  • A day or two before the Annual Leadership Congress (locations vary)
  • During the Summer Board Retreat (locations vary)

In addition, board work may also be done via telephone, e-mail and postal mail.

Diversity and other Committees

Committee members are required to attend biannual meetings:

  • Prior to the Community College National Summit in Washington, D.C.
  • A day or two before the Annual Leadership Congress (locations vary)

In addition, committee work may also be done via telephone, e-mail and postal mail.

Reporting Commitment

If elected to the ACCT Board or Diversity Committee, CCCT endorsed members are required to provide a written report prior to each CCCT board meeting summarizing their activities and important issues.

Endorsement Committee

The Endorsement Committee consists of members of the CCCT Board. The Committee is approved and empowered by the CCCT Board to select the individuals proposed for endorsement. Confirmation of endorsements for each of the 2020 ACCT election positions will be voted on by the 21 member CCCT Board present during its scheduled November 21, 2019 meeting. The Board reserves the right to accept all or part of any endorsement recommendation.


All candidates must complete the online application available at the bottom of this page by Friday, November 1, 2019. 

Candidates Interviews

Candidate interviews will be held just prior to the League’s Annual Convention at the Riverside Convention Center on Wednesday, November 20, 2019.

The Endorsement Committee will convene and select a slate of endorsed candidates per position. Candidates will be notified immediately of the committee’s decision, and if their name is moved forward for a vote by the CCCT Board, will be notified immediately after the vote of the final decision.

Endorsement Criteria/Considerations

The Endorsement Committee will be evaluating the candidates based on answers provided in their application packet. In addition, each candidate will be evaluated on his/her demonstrated commitment and plan to represent and advocate on behalf of California community colleges.

An Endorsement by the CCCT means:

  • The candidate may use the Community College League of California Trustees (CCCT) as an endorser in all election materials and in ACCT’s publications
  • The League can disseminate information to the general membership through a series of media and PR formats


APPLY NOW: CCCT Endorsement Application