The Community College Association of Texas Trustees (CCATT) is governed by a Board of Directors, composed of trustees elected by their peers during the CCATT Annual Conference. Directors serve voluntarily for staggered two-year terms on either the Board's executive committee, as representatives of a specific college size, or as representatives from each of the six geographical regions in Texas. Recognizing that our state has more medium-sized colleges, there are two Medium College Director positions on the CCATT Board, and one representative for each of the other sizes.

CCATT's strategic plan, Focus Forward, was approved by the Board of Directors in July 2020 and guides our work through 2024, centered around five key areas: (1) Advocacy, (2) Trustee Engagement, (3) Trustee Education, (4) Resource Development & Sustainability, and (5) Organizational Effectiveness. Members of the CCATT Board of Directors serve as Chairs for numerous committees in partnership with trustees from across the state to work towards the goals outlined in Focus Forward.




  • Committee Chair: Susan Moore-Fontenot, Lee College Board of Regents
The Education Committee evaluates and makes recommendations to strengthen current CCATT education programs, provides additional programs that promote effective board governance through advocacy and professional development and edits and periodically updates the Board of Directors Resource Manual.


  • Committee Chair: Mike Hembree, Trinity Valley Community College Board of Trustees
The Engagement Committee is responsible for sustainability, membership recruitment and engagement, and evaluation. It also is tasked with providing recommendations to strengthen the board’s ties to its members, identifying issues and recommending strategies to increase and encourage participation in CCATT committees and events.


  • Committee Co-Chairs: Anette Carlisle, Amarillo College Board of Regents, & Armin Cantini, Galveston College Board of Regents 
The primary responsibility of the Legislative Committee is to collaborate with the Association’s and representatives of the TACC and the Texas Community College Teachers Association (TCCTA) in developing legislative agendas regarding state and federal legislation affecting community colleges and general advocacy strategies. The committee reviews legislation and related issues requiring legislative resolution and, in collaboration with TACC and TCCTA, recommends appropriate legislative solutions aligned with CCATT's advocacy priorities.


  • Committee Chair: Cliff Boyd, Dallas College Board of Trustees
The Resource Committee is responsible for monitoring executive compliance with fiscal policies, reviewing the annual budget and the financial audit, establishing procedures for audits of Association programs and services, and reporting to the board of directors. Additionally, the Committee assists the Association in obtaining adequate financial resources and sustaining the long-term financial viability of the Association.