Advisory Committees

The League is assisted in accomplishing its goals and objectives by standing and ad hoc committees whose membership includes trustees, administrators, faculty, classified staff, public information officers and students. Presently, committees include the Advisory Committee on Education Services (ACES), the Advisory Committee on Legislation (ACL), and the Advisory Committee on District Services. Oversight of intercollegiate athletics is performed by the League's California Community Colleges Athletic Association.

If you would like to serve on any of the committees, please complete the online application, or contact the Committee Staff listed on the Members & Meetings page. Applications will be reviewed each summer for the new academic year.

Advisory Committee on Education Services

The Advisory Committee on Education Services (ACES) is responsible for identifying and reviewing the educational and professional development programs offered to the colleges, particularly those targeted to trustees and CEOs. Committee members assess and evaluate the need for board, CEO, and leadership development services, prepare for and attend meetings of the committee, contribute to discussions and program design, participate in or attend events as available, and work on committee projects.

Ongoing events and activities include:

  • Effective Trusteeship Workshop
  • Board Chair Workshop
  • Annual Trustees Conference
  • Student Trustees Workshop 
  • Review and update of publications for trustees and CEOs
  • Resources for CEOs and New CEO Support 
  • League On Call Consulting Services 
  • Annual Convention

For more information on the Advisory Committee on Education Services, please contact Carmen Sandoval, Director of Education Services and Leadership Development, at

ACES Members & Meetings

Advisory Committee on Legislation

The primary responsibility of the Advisory Committee on Legislation (ACL) is to advise the League boards (CCCT/CEOCCC) on state and federal legislation affecting community colleges, and general advocacy strategies. The committee reviews legislation and related issues requiring legislative resolution, develops appropriate legislative solutions, and recommends appropriate League advocacy priorities.

Specific activities include:

  1. Analysis and development of recommendations for action by the CCCT and CEOCCC Boards on state legislation and, as time permits, federal legislation. Provide advice on means to support the positions adopted by the boards.  In this capacity, the committee will review legislation that impacts the community colleges; discuss potential effects, advantages and disadvantages and possible advocacy strategies; and recommend positions for CCCT and CEOCCC Board actions;
  2. Development of recommendations on strategies for advocacy on key legislation, and ensure that local community college representatives are informed in a timely and effective manner about legislative issues and activities;
  3. Exploration and proposals for strategies to further enhance League legislative and advocacy activities through the increased involvement of locally elected governing boards, chief executive officers, students, district personnel and community leaders;
  4. Advisement and assistance in the maintenance and distribution of the League’s Advocacy Handbook and other related advocacy information, thereby encouraging and facilitating local community college governing boards, district personnel, and students to influence legislative actions and to work with the Board of Governors and Executive Branch; and
  5. Prepare for and attend meetings of the committee, contribute to the discussions; and plan, attend and assist at the Annual Legislative Conference as time allows.

For more information on the Advisory Committee on Legislation, please contact Ryan McElhinney, at

ACL Members & Meetings

Advisory Committee on District Services

The Advisory Committee on District Services (ACDS) provides guidance to District Services staff concerning the needs of the districts in areas where the League can provide services or work with vendors to provide cost savings to benefit the colleges.

For more information about the committee, please contact Lisa Mealoy, Director of District Services and Development, at