CEO Leadership Academy

Fri, Jun 8, 2018 to Sun, Jun 10, 2018
Resort at Squaw Creek, Lake Tahoe
General Info

The CEO Leadership Academy is designed specifically to address the unique challenges and opportunities confronted by leaders of California Community Colleges while creating a professional cohort through building relationships with colleagues that will prove beneficial for years to come.

Research demonstrates that districts and colleges led by CEOs with tenures closer to 10-years rather than the mean 4.6 years stated in the League’s CEO Tenure and Retention Study 2013-2014, tend to have better student outcomes and enhanced institutional stability.  Professional development and support for California’s campus leaders is a critical investment in the future of our institutions

Thank you to the League’s CEO Pathways Committee co-chaired by Sunita (Sunny) Cooke, Superintendent/President, MiraCosta College and Doug Houston, Chancellor, Yuba CCD for their work and support of this Academy.

Advisory Committee   

Constance Carroll, Chancellor, San Diego CCD
Raul Rodriguez, Chancellor, Rancho Santiago CCD
Dianne Van Hook, Chancellor, Santa Clarita CCD

Design Team

Jill Board, President, Cerro Coso College

Keith Curry, Pesident/CEO, Compton College
Marlon Hall, Superintendent/President, Lassen College
Jannett Jackson, Chancellor, Chabot-Las Positas CCD
Pamela Luster, President, San Diego College
Bill McGinnis, Trustee, Butte-Glenn CCD
Dianne McKay, Trustee, Ventura County CCD
Wanden Treanor, Trustee, Marin CCD
David Wain Coon, Superintendent/President, College of Marin

Joe Wyse, Superintendent/President, Shasta College



Academy Curriculum

Subject matter experts – including experienced college CEOs and presidents
from around the state – will facilitate the workshops and discussions.



Below is a schedule-at-a-glance. Please note: The schedule is subject to change.

Friday, June 8 

8:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.                    Registration/Check-in

11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.                 Keynote Lunch

1:15 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.                    Leadership and Community Building

3:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.                    Break

3:15 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.                     Now that you have the job, how do you keep it? CEO/Trustee & CEO/Board Relationship

6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.                    Dinner, Structured Dialogue, CEO/Board Relationship

Saturday, June 9

8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.                      Breakfast

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.                   How to Stay Out of White Collar Prison (A.K.A. You don’t know what you don’t know.)

12:15 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.                   Keynote Lunch

1:45 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.                      Show me the Money!  The Role of CEOs as Friend/Fund Raisers of their Colleges

3:15 p.m. – 6:30p.m.                       Break

6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.                     Dinner

Sunday, June 10

7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.                      Breakfast

8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.                   ADVOCACY: Shaping Policy and Budget: Roles, Relationships, and Results

10:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.                Coffee Break

10:15 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.                Equity & Guided Pathways

11:45 a.m.                                           Grab N Go Lunch



Registration Rates

Regular Registration - $1,250
The registration fee includes all materials as well as Friday lunch and dinner, all meals on Saturday, and Sunday breakfast and lunch.

Participation in the CEO Leadership Academy will increase understanding of your own approach to leadership while gaining practical knowledge in Board/CEO relations, finance/enrollment management, resource development/fundraising, and issues critical to success. 

Registration is now closed.



All cancellations must be in writing. A  $50 cancellation fee will be assessed to all refunds.  No refunds are available if cancellation is received after May 16, 2018. For cancellations, please contact League Staff at

Hotel & Travel

Hotel Information

Resort at Squaw Creek
400 Squaw Creek Road
Olympic Valley, CA 96146
Phone: 530-583-6300

Room Rate:  $205.00/night (Cancellation: 7 days with no penalty)

The room block is now open. You will receive a link to reserve your room with your registration  confirmation. The deadline to reserve your room using the League's special room rate is Wednesday, May 16.