December 3, 2020
Dear Colleagues:
The California Community College Women’s Caucus (CCCWC) was launched in July of 2020 with an intent to nurture and celebrate women leaders in the largest system of public higher education in the nation.

While the first California Community College was founded in 1910 and our system serves 54% female students, in a system of 116 community colleges only 24 are led by female Chancellors/Superintendents, and out of 1,340 trustees only 201 are female Trustees.

The CCCWC Launch Event occurred on July 8th and included welcome videos from various CCCWC founders and active contributors.

On November 17th, the Caucus Kickoff meeting took place. The speaker lineup included powerful women pioneers in the CCC system.

The videos and chat archive can be found on the website, 
The next CCCWC event is scheduled for 12 p.m. on Monday, December 7th. The keynote speakers are Dr. Lande Ajose, Senior Policy Advisor, Office of Governor Gavin Newsom, as well as a representative for Lt. Gov. Eleni Kounalakis. This event is open to everyone, not just members!

You can join the event at at 12 p.m.

Please visit the website for the event information. We hope you will join us for this program!
Membership in the CCCWC continues to grow! The visual shows the increase before and after the first Kickoff meeting. The data show an increase of over 40% in membership after the first kickoff meeting. Many colleges and districts have registered as Institutional members allowing between 5 and 10 members to join under their membership.
Membership representations includes individual members from over 40 colleges as well as organizational membership with roughly 20 CCC districts represented.
Pioneer Highlights
Pam Haynes & Amy Costa

The Board of Governors elected Pam Haynes as the President of the board.

President Haynes has vast experience serving students in the CCC system. As a CCC student herself (Santa Monica), she advocates for the success of the community college students that she represents. This is the first time that the Board has a woman and an African American in the role of President since its implementation in 1967.
The Board also appointed Amy Costa as Vice-President.

A press release from the CCC Chancellor’s Office describes the leadership assignment of President Haynes and VP Costa.

“Haynes is the first African American to lead the governing board of the nation’s largest system of higher education, and this is the first time two women will serve as president and vice president.”

The leadership of these two powerful women on the Board of Governors will introduce a legacy for future women leaders in the CCC system and beyond.
Constance Carroll:

The Newsroom section of the CCCWC website includes an article honoring the work of Dr. Constance M. Carroll, often referred to as, “the People’s Chancellor.” The article quotes the President of the San Diego Community College District Board of Trustees, Dr. Maria Nieto Senour, as she describes the legacy of Dr. Carroll.

“Constance is recognized both locally and nationally for her transformational leadership and during her time as chancellor, the SDCCD has established itself as one of the leading community college districts in the nation known for its deep commitment to social justice.”
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