Board of Governors

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 115 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 Christina N. Castro, Liaison to the Board of Governors and Consultation Council at

Meeting Schedule, Minutes and Agenda

The Board of Governors meet every other month.

To prevent the spread of novel coronavirus (COVID-19), we are temporarily offering an additional method for public comment. We encourage the public to watch the board meeting online and submit written public comment to the Board of Governors Liaison, Christina Castro, at or during the meeting Zoom webinar in the Question and Answer (Q&A) section.

In order for written comments to be reviewed, they must be received by the Board of Governors liaison prior to the conclusion of the corresponding Board of Governors meeting. Please reference the Board item number and name in your email.