Over 100 trustees and presidents from 17 Florida community colleges met in Orlando during the Association of Florida Colleges First Annual Trustees meeting on September 12, 2013. During the GISS meeting, trustees focused on effective governance teams; the value of data; and policies, lessons, and commitments to transform community colleges for student success. In accordance with the Florida “Sunshine Laws,” the GISS institute provided more generalized training, while the board self-assessment and data review were done with individual colleges.