Stephan Castellanos

Board Member

San Joaquin Delta College, CA

The California Community Colleges is among the largest and most diverse systems in the United States.  It is an essential component of California’s economic engine and improves the lives of many Californians. I am committed to removing barriers and improving access to our colleges.  It is important to collaborate across systems, develop pathways to success and to ensure equity.  Student success and equity initiatives are changing our colleges. However, without adequately prepared and educated Boards, success is slowed and limited.  The ACCT’s mission of creating excellence in governance is critical as our systems face a demanding future.  Effective trustees and boards are essential to effective advocacy. 

I have seen the power of education first hand.  In a single generation, my family realized the American dream, each of us benefiting from our immigrant parent’s commitment to education. Let’s continue to build on that promise.