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Executive Committee

Layla Merrifield - Chair

Executive Director, Wisconsin Technical College District Boards Association

Layla Merrifield is the Executive Director of the Wisconsin Technical College District Boards Association, a non-profit association representing Wisconsin’s 144 local technical college trustees. Prior to joining the Association, Merrifield was a policy advisor and legislative advocate for two years with the Wisconsin Technical College System, and spent 13 years...

Elizabeth Bolden - Vice-Chair

President and CEO, Pennsylvania Commission for Community College

Elizabeth Bolden is President & CEO of the Pennsylvania Commission for Community Colleges, where she serves a chief spokesperson and advocate for the state’s 14 community colleges. In this role, Bolden collaborates with education leaders from all sectors to improve and promote postsecondary education in Pennsylvania. Bolden has extensive experience...

Brian Millner - Secretary

President and CEO, Missouri Community College Association

Brian Millner is the current President and CEO of the Missouri Community College Association. Formerly serving as Chief of Staff at the University of Missouri-Columbia and as the legislative director for the Missouri Department of Economic Development, Millner began his tenure in September 2017. Brian holds a master’s degree in...

Larry Galizio, Ph.D. - Past Chair

President & CEO, Community College League of California

Larry Galizio has served as the President & CEO of the Community College League of California since 2015. Dr. Galizio earned his undergraduate degree from UC Berkeley, a Masters from San Francisco State, and his doctorate from the School of Urban & Public Affairs at Portland State University. Prior to...

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