Jason Galkin, CEO of Colusa County Superior Court, earned his Graduate Certificate in Judicial Administration in 2016.(Courtesy: Herb Ong)Stephanie Hansel, CEO of Sutter County Superior Court, earned her Graduate Certificate in Judicial Administration in 2016. (Courtesy: Herb Ong)Robert Klotz, CEO of Amador County Superior Court, earned his Graduate Certificate in Judicial Administration in 2016. (Courtesy: Herb Ong)

Moving Up in California’s Courts
Judicial Administration: Springboard to Greater Success

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CEO usually refers to the chief executive officer of a company, but in California’s court system, CEO means “court executive officer.” Just like their corporate counterpart, the judicial CEO runs the show, or in this case, California’s 58 county courts.

Three of the newest CEOs just graduated from one of the most rigorous training programs for court executives, the Graduate Certificate in Judicial Administration at the College of Continuing Education. Jason Galkin, Robert Klotz and Stephanie Hansel, members of the Spring 2015 cohort, say the program played a crucial role in their careers.

Here are their testimonials:

Jason Galkin, CEO of Colusa County Superior Court

Stephanie Hansel, CEO of Sutter County Superior Court

Robert Klotz, CEO of Amador County Superior Court

In all, 19 students from the Spring 2015 cohort graduated in July with their Graduate Certificate in Judicial Administration. Since the program started, 11 graduates have moved up to the top position, court executive officer, in California.

If you would like more information, please visit the Graduate Certificate in Judicial Administration web page or call (916) 278-5878.