Other Commission Information


    January 10-13, 2017, Sacramento, California

    June 6-9, 2017, San Jose, California



    ACCJC Bylaws describe the new Commissioner election process.  The election process is presented below:

    • There are 19 Commissioners, and they are elected for staggered, three-year terms.  Each sitting Commissioner may be elected to a second three-year term.
    • At its January meeting, the Commission will announce the identities of departing Commissioners, the names of Commissioners seeking a second term, and the types of Commissioner positions that are becoming vacant and to which individuals may be elected or sitting Commissioners may be elected to a second term.
    • The Commission will send a letter to the field announcing the Commissioner positions becoming vacant, accompanied by an invitation for applications and nominations for Commissioner positions that are becoming vacant. The announcement will be widely distributed and posted on the Commission’s website.
    • A Nominating Committee, selected by the Commission’s Executive Committee and comprised of four Commissioners and four persons representing member institutions, will review applications for Commissioner positions and create a slate of candidates for the vacant Commissioner positions.
    • The Presidents/Chancellor of each institution that is accredited by the ACCJC will be asked to review the slate and may nominate alternative candidates through the process described in the Bylaws.
    • Each May, the slate of candidates, with any additional alternative candidates, will be sent to the President/Chancellors of each institution accredited by the ACCJC. The President/Chancellor will vote for the slate candidate or the alternative candidate for each Commissioner position becoming vacant.
    • Each June, the results of the Election will be announced at the Commission’s meeting and thereafter made public on the Commission’s web site and in its summary of the June meeting contained in its newsletter.
    • New Commissioner terms begin on November 1 of each year.




    • Dr. Sonja Christian (Chair)
    • Dr. Timothy Brown
    • Dr. Karolyn Hanna
    • Dr. Eleanor Siebert
    • Dr. Frank Chong
    • Mr. Peter Garcia
    • Dr. Marlon Hall
    • Dr. J. Laurel Jones