California Community Colleges Board of Governors Welcomes New Leadership

The California Community Colleges Board of Governors appointed a new board president and vice president on Monday. Both of them are women. 

Current Vice President Amy Costa will serve one term as president. Hildegarde B. Aguinaldo, the senior director and associate general counsel for DaVita Inc., will serve one term as vice president. 

Costa has served on the board since 2018. She is the founder of public policy firm Full Moon Strategies. She has served as deputy county administrator for the County of Alameda and as chief deputy director for budget at the California Department of Finance.

“I’m honored to be selected by my colleagues,” Costa said. “I look forward to our continuing to work on behalf of our students. As we begin to feel economic headwinds, our continuing mission to ensure our decisions are centered around our students and their needs is paramount.”

Aguinaldo said she is “tremendously grateful” for the opportunity to help Costa lead the board.

“As leaders, it is imperative that we meet these crucial times with the energy, inquisitiveness, collaboration, and determination to improve student success and strengthen our state,” she added.

Read more about the board’s new leadership here