The California Community Colleges is guided by a process of participatory governance, and the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges sets policy and provides guidance for the 73 districts and 116 colleges that constitute the system. Board members are appointed by the Governor and formally interact with state and federal officials and other state organizations.

The Board of Governors also selects a chancellor for the system. The chancellor brings recommendations to the board, which has the legislatively-granted authority to develop and implement policy for the colleges. In addition, the Board of Governors serves as the Board of Trustees for the California Online Community College District.

The Board of Governors works through a consultation process to ensure representatives from all levels of the system have an opportunity to advise the chancellor on state policy decisions.

To obtain information about the California Community Colleges Board of Governors, please contact

Meeting Schedule, Minutes and Agendas

The Board of Governors meet every other month.

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Public Comment: Members of the public wishing to comment on specific board items or during the public forum may do so in advance or during the live board of governors meeting. All comments will be limited to three minutes and the following policies:

  • You may submit your comment in advance via email to In the email subject line, specify the item number you wish to comment on or indicate “Public Forum”. You may identify yourself or specify that you wish to remain anonymous at the top of your email. All written public comments must be received by the end of business on January 19, 2022. Comments meeting the deadline will be provided to the Board of Governors and posted for public viewing.
  • During the live board of governors meeting, you may use the Raise Hand feature on the Zoom platform to make a verbal public comment to the Board. A Chancellor’s Office employee will announce your name and grant you the ability to speak to the Board. You are requested to identify yourself and present your public comment at that time.