Board of Directors

About the Foundation Board

Purpose: Our board members are instrumental in helping the Foundation achieve its mission of benefiting, supporting, and enhancing the missions of the California Community Colleges. Their work helps to benefit students, colleges, college foundations, and the system as a whole by accelerating paths to economic and social mobility, strengthening communities, and reducing barriers to opportunity for all Californians.

Structure: Foundation board members are vetted through a board committee process and recommended to the full board for
appointment, subject to approval by the California Community College Board of Governors. Additionally, board members may be appointed directly by the Board of Governors. The board's maximum size is eleven. Foundation board members serve four-year terms with a term limit of three consecutive terms, for a maximum of twelve consecutive years of service.

Current Board Members

Lance Izumi

Lance Izumi

Chair of the Board

Manuel Baca

Manuel Baca

Vice Chair of the Board

Kathy Williams

Kathy Williams

Secretary/Treasurer


Alice Perez

Alice Perez

Director

Arnoldo Avalos

Arnoldo Avalos

Director

Ferial Govashiri

Ferial Govashiri

Director

Frank Gornick

Frank Gornick

Director

Geneve Villacres

Geneve Villacres

Director

George Acero

George Acero

Director


Jennifer Perry

Jennifer Perry

Director

Patrick Mulvaney

Patrick Mulvaney

Director


Join the Foundation's Board

Board members have responsibilities that fall into two categories

 

Engagement and Support 

  • Board members serve the organization by sharing their skills, experience, and relationships to further the mission of the Foundation
  • Board members provide strategic foresight, oversight, and insight while proactively staying informed of and engaged in the work of the Foundation
  • Board members understand the Foundation as a non-profit operating entity vs. a grant-making entity that administers a broad range of programs and services

Governance 

  • Board members help steer the organization towards a sustainable future by adopting sound, ethical, and legal governance and financial management policies
  • Board members will help ensure the Foundation can achieve its mission through active oversight and attend board meetings in person, as an active and prepared participant
  • Board Members understand the Foundation’s finances, budget, programs, board policies and procedures, and financial/resource needs

 



Interested in becoming a member of our board?
Review our Board Guide then submit an application.

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Join our Board

Interested in becoming a member of our board? Review our Board Guide then submit an application.

Apply

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Our Office

1102 Q Street
Suite 4800
Sacramento 95811
Toll Free: 866.325.3222
F: 916.325.0844

Foundation for California
Community Colleges

1102 Q Street, Suite 4800
Sacramento, CA 95811

Toll Free: 866.325.3222
Fax: 916.325.0844

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Supporting our Work

Help the Foundation further its mission to benefit, support, and enhance the California Community Colleges.

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Who we serve

The Foundation serves as the official foundation supporting the Board of Governors, Chancellor’s Office, and the entire California Community College system, including 114 colleges and 72 districts, serving 2.1 million students.

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