Larry Galizio, Ph.D. - Past Chair
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 becoming League CEO, Dr. Galizio served 5 years as President of Clatsop Community College in Astoria, Oregon. Before that, Dr. Galizio was the Director for Strategic Planning in the Chancellor’s Office for the Oregon University System, as well as Director of Speech & Debate and Full-Time faculty member at Portland Community College for 16 years. Dr. Galizio is co-author of the textbook: Elements of Parliamentary Debate: A Guide to Public Argument. In 2004, Dr. Galizio was elected to the Oregon Legislative Assembly where he served 3 terms – including stints as Chair of the Ways & Means Education Committee responsible for all of the public education budgets in the State.