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Executive Committee

Larry Galizio, Ph.D. - 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...

Layla Merrifield - Vice-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 - Secretary

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...

Kim Tanaka - Past Chair

Director, Washington State Association of College Trustee

Kim Tanaka joined the State Board for Community and Technical Colleges as Director of the Washington State Association of College Trustees (ACT) in August 2012. Prior to her work with ACT she was an Executive Analyst for Boards and Commission with former Governor Chris Gregoire working with a variety of...

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