The Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges was established in 1967 to provide statewide leadership to California's community colleges. The Board has 17 members appointed by the Governor with the advice and consent of the Senate. Twelve members are appointed to six-year terms and two student members, two faculty members, and one classified member are appointed to two-year terms.
The objectives of the Board are:
- To provide direction, coordination, planning, and leadership to California's community colleges.
- To promote quality education in community colleges.