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California Community colleges board elects new president, vice president

The board of governors for California’s community college system on Monday elected Amy Costa to serve as the board president for 2023 and Hildegarde Aguinaldo to serve as vice president.

Costa, currently the board’s vice president, was previously the chief deputy director for budget at the state’s Department of Finance. She has been on the board since 2018. She will succeed Pamela Haynes as president.

“I’m honored to be selected by my colleagues,” Costa said in a statement. “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 has been on the 17-member board since 2018 and is currently the assistant general counsel for DaVita, which provides kidney dialysis.

“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,” Aguinaldo said in a statement.