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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.

Meeting Agendas and Minutes

The Governing Board meets on the fourth Wednesday of the month January through August and on the second Wednesday of the month September through December. The meetings are held 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.

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 1024.

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 Executive Coordinator 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, please 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 Executive Coordinator at (925) 229-6821

Governing Board Members

Name
Ward
Term Expires
2
December 4, 2020
4
December 2, 2022
1
December 2, 2022
3
December 2, 2022
5
December 4, 2020
 
May 31, 2020
Vicki Gordon

Vicki Gordon, President

Representing Ward 2

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.

Andy Li

Andy Li, Vice President

Representing Ward 4

Andy Li is the owner of a healthcare information technology consulting firm that provides electronic medical record (EMR) system consulting services to clients nationwide. Born and raised in China, Andy earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Chemistry from Nankai University. Upon immigrating to the U.S., Andy completed his Master's degree in Computer Science from University of Wisconsin, Madison.

Andy is very active in the community and participates in civic affairs. In 2015, Andy founded the Tri-Valley Chapter of the Asian Pacific Islander American Public Affairs Association (APAPA) and served as Chapter President through 2017. His hard work and commitment to civic duty led to his promotion in 2018 to President of APAPA’s Bay Area Region. Andy’s experience also includes serving as the PTA Committee Chair at Hidden Hills Elementary School and serving on the School Site Council at Bella Vista Elementary School, both in San Ramon. Andy also participates in other non-profit organizations, including Rotary, and Leadership San Ramon. Further, Andy was a member of the City of San Ramon’s Economic Development Advisory Committee; the San Ramon Valley Unified School District Parcel Tax Oversight Committee; and Contra Costa County Managed Care Commission.

Andy is passionate about education and emphasizes students’ success with reduced stress. As the first Chinese American to serve on the Contra Costa Community College District Governing Board, Andy understands the importance of diversity and will strive to represent everyone within Ward 4’s growing, multi-cultural community. Andy lives in San Ramon with his wife and two children.

John E. Márquez

John E. Márquez, Secretary

Representing Ward 1

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.

Rebecca Barrett

Rebecca Barrett

Representing Ward 3

Rebecca Barrett grew up in Concord and is the proud product of local public schools and the District. She attended Diablo Valley College (DVC) and transferred to UCLA, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science.

After graduation, Rebecca worked in the California Department of Education as the Special Assistant to the State Superintendent of Public Instruction. She soon rose to be Principal Advisor to the State Superintendent, serving on the Department of Education’s Senior Leadership team. Rebecca was involved in some of the largest education policy changes in California’s history. She also led the team that implemented the "Gold Ribbon Schools" awards system that rewards schools for high test scores, and more importantly serves at-risk students, by engaging the community, and implementing quality art and civics programs.

Rebecca now mentors DVC students and she cultivates leadership among various youth groups. Rebecca also works as a consultant, advising individuals and organizations on how to get involved in their community.

Greg Enholm

Greg Enholm

Representing Ward 5

Greg Enholm has been a homeowner in East Contra Costa County since 1996, and was elected in November 2012 to represent Ward 5. 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 taught economics, finance, mathematics, and statistics as a DeVry University visiting professor from 2012 to 2017.

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.

Shreejal Luitel

Shreejal Luitel, Student Trustee

Shreejal Luitel is a first-generation Middle College High School and Contra Costa College (CCC) student from Nepal, who is pursuing an Associate in Science degree in Computer Science and Business Administration. He recently completed a rigorous Microeconomic Boot Camp at the University of Chicago. Additionally, Shreejal cofounded and co-led a community organization, http://richmondcodes.org, which provides underserved schools with resources in Computer Science. To date, this organization has helped over 160 students in five K-12 schools in Richmond.

Shreejal is the President of the CCC Speech Team. During his leadership, he helped increase the Speech Team membership by 45% and has contributed to the team winning over 15 awards in five tournaments during the 2018-19 academic year. He has also worked with individuals around the nation to discuss solutions on public policy and economic development.

Passionate about leveling the playing field by ensuring equity for all Contra Costa Community College District students Shreejal will work with other Board members, faculty, staff and students to increase student success through measureable outcomes. To learn more about Shreejal, visit: luitelshreejal.tech


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.