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APITA Reception with Van
APITA Reception with Van

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ACCT Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Presentation

ACCT CEO Noah Brown and Immediate Past President Emily Yim presented on the roles of boards in developing a leadership pipeline that is diverse, equitable and inclusive at the CCLC Trustees conference in 2019. Download the slides by clicking the icon above.



Debbie Ikeda

Trustee, State Center Community College District

Vice Chair
Rowena Tomaneng

President, San Jose City College


Sue Chan

Trustee, Ohlone Community College District

Secretary/Membership Chair
Nicky Gonzalez Yuen
Trustee, Peralta Community College District

Director At-Large

Mike Fong

Trustee, Los Angeles Community College District

Director At-Large

Andy Li

Trustee, Contra Costa Comunity College District

Director At-Large

Whitney Yamamura

President, Folsom Lake College

APITA Meeting


Miss the latest APITA Meeting at the CCLC Annual Convention on November 18? You can access a recording of the meeting here

Meeting Agenda

1.      Update from CCCT Board – Linda Wah

2.     High School Ethnic Studies Curriculum – Linda Wah

3.     What is happening on your campuses to meet the Ethnic Studies lower division requirement?

4.     How do we Increase Paid Membership – Nicky Yuen, All

5. Update from CEOCCC Board (including DEI)

6. Update on THE COALITION (A2MEND, APAHE, COLEGAS) Leadership Institute

7. Debra Nakatomi and Dianne Fukami presentation at Joint Caucus

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As the largest system of higher education in the country with more than 2.1 million students attending 116 colleges, the California Community Colleges serve the most diverse student population of any system of higher education in the state. A commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion enriches the vision of equity outlined in the Vision for Success and fosters an inclusive, anti-racist campus culture.

Shout out to APITA Vice Chair Rowena Tomaneng for serving on the DEI Implementation Workgroup. Kudos to APITA members Sue Chan, Debbie Ikeda, Cindi Reiss and Linda Wah for serving on additional work groups to operationalize the DEI Task Force's recommendations.

Caucus selfie, courtesy of Long Beach City College Trustee Vivian Malauulu