The League is governed by a board of directors composed of five members from each of the organization's two policy boards - the California Community College Trustees (CCCT) and the Chief Executive Officers of the California Community Colleges (CEOCCC) - plus two representatives from the California Community Colleges Classified Senate (CCCCS). The League board is responsible for the management of the business affairs of the organization and also establishes and evaluates the annual education policy agenda and annual legislative program.
The League also has two policy boards - the CCCT board, which consists of 21 members elected statewide by the 72 district governing boards, and a student member elected by the student trustees. The 15 CEOCCC board members serve as representatives of the chancellors, superintendents and presidents of colleges and districts by specific regions in the state and are elected by the CEOs in each region. These two policy boards provide input to the League board to help guide decisions to be made to better serve the organization's member colleges. These boards also take positions on and formulate education policy issues that come before the California Community Colleges Board of Governors, the State Legislature and other relevant state-level boards and commissions.