Trustee Advisory Council


The Board of Trustees is desirous of receiving advice from a Trustee Advisory Council (TAC) regarding educational needs of the members of our community, as well as the determination as to whether or not the curricular offerings and the support services and programs provided by the District meet those needs that the district and its colleges are to serve. 



The mission of the SDCCD’s Trustee Advisory Council is to facilitate communication among community members, Board members, and educators. The function of the Trustee Advisory Council is advisory, to assist in the achievement of greater understanding and communication.

The purpose of the Trustee Advisory Council is twofold: (1) to advise the Board on community attitudes, opportunities, and needs; (2) to advise Board members on whether the programs are meeting the needs of the San Diego community.



Interested persons, who are not employees of the District, who possess a desire and ability to work with others for the general good and welfare of the community, and are willing to uphold the basic policies and abide by the Council Policies and Bylaws, may be nominated for council membership. Each voting member of the Board of Trustees may nominate up to seven (7) members to the Trustee Advisory Council. All appointments shall be made at a regular meeting of the Board of Trustees.


Authority of the Council

The authority of the council may only be exercised as a council and only at such meetings or executive sessions as duly and legally constituted. Individual members, acting in their individual capacities, have no authority to commit the council to any course of action or recommendation. The council acts in a purely counseling and advisory capacity and its findings and recommendations are not binding on the Board.


Term of Office

Council members serve at the discretion of the Board of Trustees. Upon appointment, a Council member shall serve until their appointment is rescinded by the Board of Trustees or for the duration of the nominating trustee’s term. Should that trustee be reelected, they may renominate any or all Council members that they have appointed.

All officers will be nominated from the Council. Officers will serve two-year terms. No person shall serve more than two consecutive terms in the same office. The initial term of office for officers in place at the time of the adoption of these bylaws is two years. Officers will normally be elected at a spring meeting and will take office on July 1 of that year.


Frequency of Meetings

The Trustee Advisory Council will meet at least twice each academic year at dates and times to be set by the Chancellor. The Chancellor may cancel any meetings of the TAC with at least 24 hours notice. 

Reference: Board Policy 2820 and TAC Bylaws.



The complete Trustee Advisory Council bylaws can be found on the District's BoardDocs website here.



An agenda containing a brief description of each item of business is on the District's BoardDocs website 72 hours before regular meetings and 24 hours before special meetings. In the upper, right-hand corner of the BoardDocs toolbar header, you will see a drop down menu for other committees. From this select “Trustee Advisory Council” to go to the landing page for this committee, which will allow you to view the current TAC meeting agenda and archived agendas and minutes. You may also contact the Board of Trustees office at 619-388-6957.


Trustee Advisory Council


  • Dean Aragoza
  • Courtney Baltiyskyy
  • Clint Carney
  • Jesus Martin Gallegos-Munoz
  • Rebekah Hook-Held
  • Jeff Marston
  • Anchi Mei
  • Alan Mobley
  • Ellen Nash
  • Alberto Ochoa
  • Becky Phillpott
  • William Ponder
  • Martha Rañón
  • Gary Rotto
  • Cecil Steppe
  • Mark Tran
  • David Valladolid
  • Marissa Vasquez
  • John Watson
  • Peter Zschiesche