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Governing Board Members

The Governing Board is the official elected body of the College District. Its primary role is to set the overall operating policies of the College District. The Chancellor, who is appointed by the Governing Board, carries out these policies. The five Board members are elected for four year terms by registered voters in geographical divisions. There is also one student member selected by the student body, who serves for one year. The student member has an advisory vote.

Governing Board Meetings and Agendas

The Governing Board typically meets on the fourth Wednesday of the month in the District Office Board Room at the George R. Gordon Education Center, located at 500 Court Street, Martinez. Most meetings begin with a closed session at 5:00 p.m., followed by open session at 6:00 p.m. Three study sessions are held each year in April, July and November. These meetings typically begin with closed session at 3:00 p.m., followed by open session at 4:00 p.m. Click here for a full schedule of Governing Board meetings.

The Governing Board agenda is prepared by the Chancellor's office in consultation with the Governing Board. The agenda is available for public viewing three business days before the meeting. You may find a copy of the agenda posted outside the District Office at 500 Court Street, Martinez. You may also view the Governing Board Agenda online. Requests to appear on the agenda shall be in accordance with Board Policy 1002.

Board meetings begin with a call to order by the Board President. A period for public comments on items not on the agenda will be called by the Board President. You can participate by contacting the Board Secretary when you enter the Board Room and by filling out a yellow speaker's card. Once recognized by the Board President, approach the podium and state your name and address. If you wish to speak on an agendized item, wait until that item is presented and the Board President calls for public comments. Public comment is followed by consent, nonconsent action items and general agenda items.

Board meetings are recorded for minute purposes. Please use the microphone for all questions and comments. Citizens wishing to contact a Governing Board member are invited to call the Board Secretary at (925) 229-6821.

Governing Board Members

Name
Ward
Term Expires
I
December 7, 2018
IV
December 7, 2018
II
December 4, 2020
V
December 4, 2020
III
December 7, 2018
 
May 31, 2019
John E. Márquez

John E. Márquez, President

Representing Ward I

Mr. Márquez attended Contra Costa College (CCC) and San Francisco State University where he obtained his associate of arts degree and his bachelor of arts degree, respectively. He attended University of Hastings College of Law for two years and attended graduate courses at California State University, Hayward (now known as California State University East Bay) and San Jose State University, earning a California Community College Teaching credential qualifying him to teach Spanish, Psychology, and Ethnic Studies. As a CCC student in 1970, he co-founded the La Raza Studies Department. Mr. Márquez has worked as a Human Relations Specialist for the City of Richmond and as Deputy Labor Commissioner and Labor Standards Investigator with the Office of State Labor Commissioner, Department of Industrial Relations. He is also a Certified Spanish/English Interpreter and has his own business: Márquez & Associates.

Mr. Márquez was first appointed to the Richmond City Council in 1985, and has served numerous terms on the Council. He has been a member of the Contra Costa Democratic Central Committee and was a State Delegate to the California Democratic Central Committee. Mr. Márquez and his wife have two sons, three daughters, and 12 grandchildren.

Gary Walker-Roberts

Gary Walker-Roberts, Vice President

Representing Ward IV

Gary Walker-Roberts is a resident of Antioch and has a passion for education and leadership, especially on social change matters and is a voice for underrepresented minority individuals. He is the first openly lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, asexual (LGBTQIA) person to serve on the Governing Board and will use his collaboration skills to advocate for equitable education for all students and more educational pathways to success.

Gary served as the District's Student Trustee for the 2015-16 academic year, and as the Los Medanos College Associated Student (LMCAS) President for the 2014-15 academic year. He is credited for spearheading the Los Medanos College (LMC) Veterans Advocacy Task Force that helped establish the District's first Veterans Resource Center at LMC.

Gary graduated summa cum laude from LMC and received two associate of art degrees in Behavioral and Social Sciences and Arts and Humanities. Additionally, he graduated cum laude with a bachelor of arts degree in Ethnic Studies, Gender and Sexuality in the Community of Color from California State University, East Bay, and graduated cum laude from Arizona State University with a master's degree in English. Gary is currently pursuing his doctoral degree in online education at Northcentral University.

Gary has held various leadership roles in the cosmetics industry for over 15 years, and enjoys traveling with his husband, Jason, a retired United States Marine Corps Major.

Vicki Gordon

Vicki Gordon, Secretary

Representing Ward II

Vicki Gordon was born and raised in the East Bay and is a Diablo Valley College alumnus. She graduated from California State University East Bay (CSUEB) with a bachelor of science degree. in Business Administration, and later returned to CSUEB for her teaching credential and has taught in both the Pittsburg Unified School District and Martinez Unified School District (MUSD). She was elected to the MUSD Governing Board in 1997 and served for over 15 years.

Ms. Gordon has worked as a community volunteer, raising money for libraries, music, sports and classroom technology. She has also partnered with Martinez community leaders to help keep classroom sizes small, and bring green technology and innovative programs to school sites. She looks forward to working in higher education, forging closer ties between K-12 districts and community colleges, and making efficient use of the taxpayers' money.

Ms. Gordon's family has a long tradition of supporting education in the county. Her father-in-law, the late George R. Gordon, was one of the founding fathers of the Contra Costa Community College District. Ms. Gordon's mother, Brenda Byers, was a MUSD teacher and administrator for 30 years. Ms. Gordon and her husband have two children.

Greg Enholm

Greg Enholm, Member

Representing Ward V

Greg Enholm has been a homeowner in East Contra Costa County since 1996, and was elected in November 2012 to represent Ward V. Mr. Enholm's community involvement has included being District 5 County Library Commissioner, representing non-Concord residents on the Concord Naval Weapons Station reuse planning committee, and serving on the Ambrose Recreation and Park District Board.

From 1981-92, Mr. Enholm was a financial economist for the Wisconsin Utility Regulatory Commission, a securities analyst at Merrill Lynch Mortgage Capital, Inc., and a vice president at Salomon Brothers in the stock research department where he advised institutional investors worldwide on 100 electric utility stocks issuing 40+ reports annually.

From 1992-98, Mr. Enholm had his own financial advisory firm in Oakland and published two books on utility financial and regulatory issues. Mr. Enholm was a math teacher in both public and private high schools, receiving a California Clear Single Subject (Mathematics) Credential from California State University, East Bay. He also taught mathematics at Heald College and has taught economics, finance, mathematics, and statistics as a DeVry University visiting professor since 2012.

Mr. Enholm earned a bachelor's degree in business administration and a master's degree in economics from the University of Florida in 1974 and 1975, respectively.

Vacant

Vacant, Member

Representing Ward III

This seat is currently vacant.

Jocelyn Villalobos

Jocelyn Villalobos, Student Trustee

Jocelyn Villalobos is a first-generation college student who will pursue a master’s degree in Nursing or Public Health. She is involved in many clubs and organizations such as Puente, La Raza Unida, Outreach Ambassador, Public Safety Committee, Interfaith Space Committee and others. Jocelyn has a passion for education equity and issues of social justice and graduation rates for underrepresented students. She has been active in student government leadership for six years, allowing her to continue to do what she loves – advocate for students. Since 2017, Jocelyn has served on the Associated Students at Los Medanos College and recently completed her term as Associated Students Commissioner of Campus Events. She advocates to end sexual violence, supports undocumented students and promotes an environment of inclusion and civility among a diverse student body.

Jocelyn also enjoys public speaking, hosting events, mentoring, and performing community service. In 2017, Jocelyn was awarded the Jefferson Award twice for her public service, Further, she was elected Antioch Youth of the Year by the teachers and students at her high school. Jocelyn is very excited to serve and represent students with integrity and will make sure the Contra Costa Community College District is fair transparent, and makes decisions in the best interest of all its students Districtwide.


Need More Help?

Do you have other questions about the Governing Board? You can write to: Governing Board, Contra Costa Community College District, 500 Court Street, Martinez, CA 94553. The phone number of the Governing Board office is (925) 229-6821.