Chancellor's Office System Operations
The mission of the California Community Colleges Board of Governors and the Chancellor's Office is to empower the community colleges through leadership, advocacy and support. The California Community Colleges Board of Governors and the chancellor share a vision of a better future for Californians by exemplifying exceptional leadership, advocacy and support on behalf of the community colleges. Their guidance provides access to lifelong learning for all citizens and creates a skilled, progressive workforce to advance the state’s interests.
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The California Community Colleges Board of Governors sets policy and provides guidance for the 72 districts and 115 colleges that constitute the system. The 17-member board is appointed by the governor and formally interacts with state and federal officials and other organizations. The board also selects a chancellor for the system. The chancellor, through a formal process of consultation, brings recommendations to the board. The Consulation Council is chaired by the chancellor and meets once per month to review and evaluate policy proposals and related issues.
The Workforce & Economic Development Division is responsible for supporting instruction, managing grants to community colleges and providing technical assistance. The division staff coordinates jobs and career opportunities for community college graduates to advance California’s economic growth and global competitiveness.
The Governmental Relations Division represents the Chancellor's Office before the Legislature and executive branch of the state and federal government. In addition, it is responsible for formulating and advancing the legislative agenda of the system.