Governing Board

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 Governing 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, on the second Wednesday of the month September through November, and on the second Friday of the month in 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.

Governing Board meetings begin with a call to order by the Governing Board President. A period for public comments on items not on the agenda will be called by the Governing 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 Governing 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 Governing Board President calls for public comments. Public comment is followed by consent, general agenda and nonconsent action items.

Governing 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

Term Expires
December 9, 2022
December 13, 2024
December 13, 2024
December 9, 2022
December 9, 2022
May 31, 2021
Andy Li

Andy Li, 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.

Dr. Judy E. Walters

Dr. Judy E. Walters

Representing Ward 2

Dr. Judy E. Walters grew up in southeastern Idaho and has spent over 30 years working in the California Community Colleges. Dr. Walters' involvement with the California Community Colleges grew from a desire to advance social justice goals regardless of age, race, religion, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, or physical abilities.

She began her career as a faculty member in San Diego, and more recently served as President of Diablo Valley College in Pleasant Hill and at Berkeley City College. In addition, Dr. Walters was a member of the California Accreditation Commission and served as Vice Chancellor of Policy Analysis at the State Chancellor's Office. Dr. Walters has been a leader facing challenging issues, including lean budgets, social change, and collective bargaining. She has worked with respect for the contributions of others.

Dr. Walters is a certified Appreciative Inquiry facilitator and is a collaborative problem-solver who has the courage and experience to propose solutions during challenging times. She has worked with experienced educational leaders, and will support the colleges in their work with students to reach their goals of completion and transfer by ensuring they have access to classes and services needed to attain their educational goals, especially during the global pandemic.

Fernando Sandoval

Fernando Sandoval

Representing Ward 5

Fernando Sandoval represents Ward 5, and is committed to educational excellence, diversity and inclusion. Mr. Sandoval once lived in a labor camp on the Sacramento River and taught himself English as a second language. He was later raised in East County. As a military veteran, Mr. Sandoval understands the value of education.

Mr. Sandoval's experience includes holding leadership positions in STEM, with such manufacturing, retail and finance companies as Lawrence Livermore Laboratory, General Motors, Hughes Aircraft and Sperry Univac. Business. While working for HSBC Bank and Capital Markets Corporation, Mr. Sandoval gained management experience in regulatory reporting and finance.

Within the community, Mr. Sandoval is a respected educational presenter, author, community college mentor, educational conference facilitator and serves on the Districtwide Equal Employment Opportunity Advisory Council, as well as Chair of the Pittsburg Unified School District Bond Oversight Committee. He was recently awarded the 2020 Cesar Chavez Award for Exemplary Community Service.

John E. Márquez

John E. Márquez

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.

Mansu Kim

Mansu Kim, Student Trustee

Mansu Kim is currently majoring in Business and Data Science at Diablo Valley College (DVC). As a former Drill Instructor in the South Korean Army, Mansu trained more than 1,800 recruits. He has a keen interest in leadership and business, and hopes to make a positive impact on the world.

In his first year at DVC, Mansu served in leadership organizations affiliated with the University of California, Berkeley, including California Phi Beta Lambda and the Global Leadership Organization. In this role, Mansu organized leadership conferences for more than 300 participants from several colleges. More recently, Mansu was appointed as the Director of Programs for California Phi Beta Lambda and will represent approximately eight local chapters, comprised of 500 members.

In response to COVID-19, Mansu has organized Student Open Forums so that faculty, staff and students would be assisted in the transition to remote operations and learn how to resolve challenges as they arose.

As Student Trustee, Mansu would like to help students become empowered so that they will make positive impacts upon the world. In his spare time, Mansu enjoys lifting weights and drinking drip coffee.

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.