Wed, Nov 15, 2017 to Sat, Nov 18, 2017
San Jose Fairmont
General Info

The League’s Annual Convention is the premier professional development event for California community colleges – faculty, administrators, staff and trustees. This event brings together more than 600 attendees and provides opportunities for colleagues and partners to share their tools, models and accomplishments.

This year’s theme, California Community Colleges: Creating, Adapting, Innovating, will bring together California community college professionals and state and national leaders, who will share their knowledge and experience to create, adapt and innovate together as a system—working as one for the future of California’s community colleges!

This year’s Annual Convention will once again offer great value while keeping costs down, and quality high!

  • General sessions featuring State and nationally known keynote speakers
  • High-impact concurrent sessions  
  • Educational Showcase with League Corporate Partners
  • Focus sessions and workshops
  • Association and organization business meetings
  • Entertainment featuring host district student talent



Full Schedule 


7:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Internet Cafés

Imperial Foyer – Sponsored by Sehi Computer Products
Regency Foyer – Sponsored by ComputerLand of Silicon Valley

7:30 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.
Joint California Community College Trustees (CCCT)/Chief Executive Officers
California Community Colleges (CEOCCC) Board Executive Committee Meeting


7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Single College Districts Caucus Meeting


8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
ACCCA MDC/Marketing and Regional Council Meeting


8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
4CS Quarterly Business Meeting


8:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Convention Registration

Market Street Foyer

8:30 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. --- CONCURRENT SESSIONS

The Brown Act: Applying The Rules to Real Life Situations [BA]
The Brown Act ensures that the public’s business is conducted openly. New and experienced trustees will find value in this session designed to examine how to correctly apply the Brown Act to specific situations that occur in board meetings.
Todd Goluba, Senior Partner, Atkinson, Andelson, Loya, Ruud & Romo

Career Education (CTE) Rebranding & Marketing Campaign
This summer, the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office launched a marketing campaign to rebrand Career Education (a.k.a. CTE) programs available through the California Community Colleges. This presentation will provide an update on statewide campaign activities, and information on how local colleges can leverage the campaign materials for their own marketing and outreach.
Mark Perry, Project Manager for the Career Education Campaign, California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office; Peter Kavadeles, Account Supervisor, Ogilvy Public Relations

From Dual Enrollment and the CA Promise to Guided Pathways [SS]
Reedley College has a robust dual enrollment program in place based on pathways created as part of Reedley Middle College High School (located on the College campus) and partnerships built in accordance with the CCAP and AB 288. Recently we obtained one of the coveted CA Promise grants on which we’ve started work in preparation for the arrival of the first cohort of students in fall 2018. Initiation of these efforts lead to the creation of College-wide support to apply for the CA Guided Pathway pilot project; Reedley was selected as one of only twenty recipients for the project. The exciting opportunities this provides for our College and our students will be shared in this presentation.
Renee Craig-Marius, Vice President of Student Services; Sandra Caldwell, President; and Sergio Lemus, Career, Transfer, and Transition Coordinator, Reedley College; Adelfa Lorenzano, Coordinator, Reedley College Middle High School

Providing Leadership Through a Pathway of Initiatives [G, SS]
Do you know how Strong Workforce, SSSP, Student Equity and Basic Skills will connect with Guided Pathways? And how these initiatives will help us achieve the goal of improving student access and success? And how they will fit into compliance with regulations like 50% Law and FON while maintaining a strong fund balance? This session will provide insights and strategies to maintain fiscal and regulatory balance, eliminate duplication of effort, scale up more quickly and achieve successful outcomes for the initiatives by integrating them into existing programs and services.
Dianne Van Hook, Chancellor, and Sharlene Coleal, Assistant Superintendent, Vice-President, Business Services, Santa Clarita CCD

8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
New Chief Executive Officers Workshop (by invitation only)


9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Joint California Community College Trustees (CCCT)/Chief Executive Officers California
Community Colleges (CEOCCC) Board Meeting


9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Consultation Council Meeting


10:15 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Coffee Break

California Foyer and Garden Foyer

10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. --- CONCURRENT SESSIONS

Continuous Quality Improvement: A Board’s Evolution in Policy Governance [BE]
The San Jose Evergreen Community College District (SJECCD) Board of Trustees Convention session combines its evolving use of self-evaluation as a means for improving policy governance and monitoring progress on its Ends Policies in support of student success.
Deborah Budd, Chancellor; Mayra Cruz, Board Vice President and Trustee; Wendy Ho, Trustee; and Jeffrey Lease, San Jose- Evergreen CCD

Re-Engineering Sierra College for Student Success: Guided Pathways California Style [G, SS]
Sierra College launched a foundational and transformative effort in 2015 to adapt Guided Pathways principles to fit the California community college system and our own college’s culture. Hear about successful strategies, lessons learned and efforts currently underway in our quest to completely redesign the college for our students.
William Duncan, Superintendent/President; Andrea Neptune, Academic Senate President; Pat Efseaff, Executive Dean – Student Success; and Rebecca Bocchiccio, Executive Dean - Student Success, Sierra College; Mandy Davies, Vice President of Student Services; and Deb Sutphen, Vice President of Instruction

CCC Maker: Building a Network of Makerspaces in California Community Colleges [SS]
The CCC Maker Initiative is a California network of community colleges focused on producing innovation-ready graduates. The $17M project led a six-month structured and collaborative planning process with 34 colleges, using introspection, experimentation and communication. Customized plans addressed key outcomes of Community of Practice, Curriculum, Internships and Makerspace development.
Matthew Roberts, Dean of Field Operations, Workforce and Economic Development Division, California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office; Deborah Bird, Technical Assistant Provider, CCC Maker, Pasadena City College; Salomon Davila, Technical Assistant Provider, CCC Maker; Payson McNett, Faculty Member, Cabrillo College

LATTC Pathway Math Innovation: Overcoming Math Progression Barriers [SS]
Math progression is identified as the leading barrier to degree completion at LATTC and other community colleges across the nation. This presentation describes an innovative approach that applies principles and concepts related to competency based education, contextualization and adaptive learning to prepare students for success in college level math.
Marcia Wilson, Dean, Pathway Innovation and Institutional Effectiveness; Kristin Webster, Faculty, Math Department; and Tayebeh Meftagh, Los Angeles Trade-Technical College

12:15 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.
NCCCF CEO Advisory Council


1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. --- CONCURRENT SESSIONS

Ethics Training Workshop [E]
This interactive training workshop will cover a variety of law- and-ethics issues of particular importance to community
college trustees, faculty, and staff, including conflicts of interest, acceptance of gifts, transparency, required disclosures, and misuse of public resources, with an emphasis on the relationship between “law” and “ethics.” Workshop participants will receive a Certificate of Completion.
Jack P. Lipton, Senior Partner, Burke, Williams & Sorensen, LLP

PASS: Program for Academic Success and Support [SS]
Students on Academic Probation or Dismissal often struggle to find their way back to Good Standing. Through early interventions including an action plan, progress reports, utilizing campus resources, workshops and individual counseling, we help students realize and overcome their obstacles to accomplishing their educational and career goals.
Camille Snow, Counselor/Psychology Professor; Jill Morrison, Ronda Callaway, and Melanie Dixon, Folsom Lake College

East Los Angeles College Health Information Technology Apprenticeship Program [SS]
East Los Angeles College is the first in the California Community College system to implement an innovative Health Information Technology Apprenticeship Program. This session will showcase its program and how to implement your own.
Monica Thurston, MBA, RHIA, Department Chair, Allied Health, and Program Director, Health Information Technology; and Dorothy Hendrix, RHIT, Health Occupations Director and HIT Adjunct Faculty, East Los Angeles College; Christopher Whiteside, Dean, Golden West College

Leadership Diversity in California’s Public Higher Education Systems [G]
The majority of students at the California Community Colleges, CSU and UC are students of color. Yet, faculty, academic senates and administrative leaders are far from diverse. Participants will explore findings from a new report that examines this lack of diversity and why equity in hiring is imperative to student success.
Jesse Ryan, Executive Vice President; and Audrey Dow, Senior Vice President, Campaign for College Opportunity

1:15 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.
Statewide CEOCCC Meeting (CEOs Only)

Brian King
Chair, League Board President, CEOCCC Board
Chancellor, Los Rios CCD

1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
CCCT Officers Nominating Committee


2:00 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.
Educational Showcase Sneak-Peek

Regency Ballroom
Enjoy coffee and meet the League’s corporate and business partners!

2:45 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. --- CONCURRENT SESSIONS

Faculty Diversity and Serving Students: Progress and Challenges [SS]
Recent data shows improvement in the percentage of faculty from underrepresented groups, but more work is needed to develop a faculty body that can best serve the needs of our diverse students. This session will examine measures that districts may consider regarding faculty diversity and establishing an inclusive campus climate.
Julie Bruno, President, Academic Senate for California Community Colleges; Jacob Knapp, Acting General Counsel, California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office; David Morse, Vice President of Academic Affairs, Barstow Community College; Dolores Davison, Secretary, Academic Senate for California Community Colleges

Online Orientation Built for Student Engagement and Success [SS]
Creating an online orientation that is both informative and engaging is a challenge we all face. Foothill College and Innovative Educators partnered to develop a 25-minute student-to-student orientation supported by a video resource library focused on specific student interests, support services and resource connections that meets all Student Success and Support Program requirements.
Denise Swett, Vice President, Student Services; Laureen Balducci, AVP, Student Services; and Nazy Galoyan, Dean, Enrollment Services & International Student Programs, Foothill College

LOFT - Learning Opportunities For Transformation [SS]
Does your campus have professional development opportunities? Are they connected, and collaborative across campus? Do they effectively use campus resources? Are they meeting the needs of the campus? If the answer is a “not really” to any or all these questions then come explore how San Diego Mesa College approached institutionalization of professional learning.
Monica Romero, Associate Dean - CTE, San Diego Mesa College

The Role of a Trustee in Accreditation [A]
The accredited status of a college is a matter of paramount importance to current and future students as well as to the vitality of the institution. As institutional leaders, Trustees are charged with keeping the promise to the community that their college’s accreditation will be maintained. This interactive session will explore how trustees can best ensure this outcome.
Richard Winn, President, ACCJC; Wanden Treanor, Trustee, College of Marin; Susan Lamb, Interim Chancellor (retired), City College of San Francisco

4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Imperial Ballroom
  • EMCEE: Brian King, Chair, League Board President, CEOCCC Board Chancellor, Los Rios CCD
  • KEYNOTE: Eloy Ortiz Oakley, Chancellor, California Community Colleges

State of the System [G, SS]
The California Community Colleges Chancellor will deliver a State of the System address on his Vision for Success, an ambitious strategic plan to strengthen California’s community colleges in order to meet California’s workforce needs.

5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Educational Showcase Opening Reception

Regency Ballroom

7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Board of Governors Reception

The California Community Colleges Board of Governors invite all registered attendees to a meet and greet reception.



7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Internet Cafés

Imperial Foyer – Sponsored by Sehi Computer Products
Regency Foyer – Sponsored by ComputerLand of Silicon Valley

7:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Convention Registration

Market Street Foyer

7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
Light Breakfast

Regency Ballroom

7:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Regency Ballroom

8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Imperial Ballroom
  • EMCEE: Shondra West, 2nd Vice Chair/Secretary, League Board Los Medanos College
  • KEYNOTE: Simón Silva, Author, Creativity Crusader, Speaker

Cultivate A Creative Mind: 21st Century Skills [SS]
Simón Silva shares an insightful view of the arts and creativity, while telling a compelling story of struggle and hope. He connects with the audience in a powerful manner, and sends a positive message about perseverance and determination to succeed. This inspirational keynote clarifies the importance of the arts and creativity, in order to give all individuals a greater degree of success in the 21st century.

9:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.

Regency Ballroom
Sponsored By Barnes & Noble College

9:45 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. --- CONCURRENT SESSIONS

Current Title IX Challenges For California Community Colleges [G]
This presentation will address the current landscape of Title IX challenges that California community colleges face, including: the rise in sexual assault complaints and the related rise in lawsuits from respondents alleging due process violations; conflicts between Title 5 and Title IX requirements; and college coordination with campus and local law enforcement.
Stephanie Jarrett, Manager, Human Resources/Training and Compliance, Santa Rosa Junior College; Mia N. Robertshaw, Associate General Counsel and Ellie R. Austin, Schools Legal Counsel, School & College Legal Services of California

Community College Latino Male Student Engagement [G, SS]
According to Saenz and Ponjuan (2009), Latino males are effectively vanishing from the American higher education pipeline (p. 54). Despite a steady increase of Latino students enrolling over the past several decades, the problem remains that Latino male student persistence and completion rates are not keeping up proportionally with other student population groups (Castellanos, Gloria, & Kamimura, 2006). The purpose of this presentation is to generate a dialogue with educational practitioners and provide understanding in how Latino male students describe their educational experience within the community college system as well as recommendations to improve the programs and services that support Latino male student persistence, completion, and overall success.
Becky Barabé, Dean of Instruction, Fresno City College

QuickPath Prior Learning Assessment Initiative in California’s Central Valley [G, SS]
Hillsborough will be California’s first regional Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) initiative to award college credit for learning acquired outside the classroom. West Hills Community College District is sharing Innovation Award funds with 13 other consortium colleges to broaden existing academic practices within the region to reduce cost and time to completion to central California students.
Stuart Van Horn, Chancellor, West Hills CCD; Kristin Clark, President, West Hills College Lemoore

The Stand: Addressing Student Food Insecurities at Mesa College [G, SS]
Glen Ellen
A 2016 district survey showed that only 38% of respondents had no difficulty paying for food, thus 62% of those surveyed had at least a little difficulty paying for food. The Stand is one of Mesa’s key student success and equity efforts designed to address food insecurity, promote persistence and build community.
Larry Maxey, Student Success and Equity; Ashanti Hands, Vice President of Student Services; Claudia Estrada, Career Transfer Center Coordinator; and Johanna Aleman, Student Success and Equity Technician, San Diego Mesa College

Increasing Student Success through Data and Guidance Partnerships with K-12 School Districts [G, SS]
Strong partnerships with K-12 school districts can help to ensure that students enter community colleges positioned to succeed. The California College Guidance Initiative (CCGI) manages the State of California’s College and Career Planning platform,, which guides students through the development of a post-secondary plan, and houses high school transcript data that can be provided to colleges to support first year academic placement.
Tessa Carmen De Roy, Executive Director, California College Guidance Initiative

Transforming the Developmental Math Sequence for Student Success and Equity [G, SS]
In fall 2016, Cuyamaca College completely redesigned its developmental sequences to eliminate equity gaps in student throughput and completion. Learn how Cuyamaca leveraged multiple measures, co-requisite support, and student-centered teaching and learning to dramatically increase the number of students successfully completing transfer-level math in their first year of college.
Julianna Barnes, President; Tammi Marshall, Math Department Chair; and Bri Hays, Senior Dean, Institutional Effectiveness, Success, and Equity, Cuyamaca College

On-the-ground Orientation: Implementing a Best Practice Model [G, SS]
Folsom Lake College (FLC)’s on-the-ground orientation program is a pioneer model in its multi-college Los Rios District, and facilitates all new students’ successful integration into FLC’s academic and social setting. This presentation will outline how to conceptualize, develop and implement a similar orientation program, including practical steps and a program framework.
Hannah Blodgett, Orientation Specialist; and Student Leaders, Folsom Lake Community College

Turning Lemons into Lemon Drops [G]
Public information officers deal with the art of messaging on a daily basis, using sound public relations principles and practice. Training becomes crucial during a crisis, emergency or the threat of negative media attention. Learn from seasoned communications professionals and a CEO how to turn lemons into lemon drops.
Laura Gropen, Director, Communications, Marketing and Public Affairs, Palomar College/CCPRO; Eric Harnish, Vice President, Public Information, Advocacy & External Relations, Santa Clarita CCD; Tim Leong, District Director, Communications and Community Relations, and Fred Wood, Chancellor, Contra Costa CCD

Service to Veterans: Partnerships with Non-profit Organizations and Government Agencies [G, SS]
To fully meet the needs and provide pathways to success for veterans, colleges must engage outside agencies and non-profits to collaborate and leverage resources. College of Alameda has partnered with NPower to become the second location in the western United States to offer a short-term industry driven credentialing program.
Timothy Karas, President, College of Alameda; Pedro Remotti, Program Manager, NPower

Serving Workforce Training Needs of the Uniquely Abled and Industry [G, SS]
The Uniquely Abled Academy at Glendale Community College is a collaboration among machine technology educators, autism specialists, social service agencies, and non-profit and profit organizations. Its goal is to train, place in the workforce, and provide on-going support for qualified students with autism seeking skill-specific well-paying jobs in manufacturing.
David Viar, Superintendent/President, and Jan Swinton, Dean, Instructional Services and Workforce Development, Glendale Community College; Ivan Rosenberg, Managing Partner, InVista Associates, Inc.

Move that Needle: The Essential Role of Trustees to Lead and Facilitate Positive Change [G, SS]
Leaders of the African American, Asian Pacific Islander, Latino and Veteran Caucuses come together to facilitate an interactive dialogue on strategies to improve student success, campus climate and hiring of staff, faculty and CEOs reflective of our diverse student population.
Francisco Rodriguez, Chancellor, Los Angeles CCD; Pamela Haynes, Trustee, Los Rios CCD; Thuy Thi Nguyen, President, Foothill College; Jannett Jackson, Chancellor, Chabot-Las Positas CCD; Mary Figueroa, Trustee, Riverside CCD

Strengthening Student Success Through Guided Pathways [G, SS]
Guided pathways offers a framework under which California Community Colleges can promote student success by bringing together the work done in response to various California-based initiatives into one, institution-wide reform. Come hear how guided pathways helps colleges structure student choice and improve student achievement outcomes.
Laura Hope, Executive Vice Chancellor of Education Services; and Theresa Tena, Executive Vice Chancellor of Institutional Effectiveness Division, California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office

10:45 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Regency Ballroom
Sponsored By Nossaman LLP

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
California Community Colleges Veterans Caucus (CCCVC) Business Meeting

Glen Ellen

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. --- CONCURRENT SESSIONS

Affirming the Mission of Democracy’s Colleges: California Community Colleges Work to Create Change through Civic Engagement [G, SS]
Embedding civic engagement throughout higher education
is increasing, as is the number of partnerships forming with California’s community colleges to foster a civic mindset. In this session, participants will review how their individual campuses support civic engagement, as well as devise plans of how to create a civically-engaged campus culture.
Julie Bruno, President, Academic Senate for California Community Colleges; Patty Robinson, Faculty Director, Center for Civic Engagement, College of the Canyons; Manuel Baca, Trustee, Mt. San Antonio College; Nancy Pryor, Director of Communications, Foundation for California Community Colleges; and Cynthia Napoli-Abella Reiss, Professor, West Valley College

Run, Grow, and Transform: Technology and the California Community Colleges [G, SS]
With so many efforts and initiatives competing for the attention of students, now more than ever there are opportunities to support the success of students and the system as a whole through thoughtful innovation. This session will provide an overview of the current role of the CCC Technology Center and give insight into a vision for the future of technology with the California Community Colleges.
Tim Calhoon, Executive Director, California Community College Technology Center

Community College Baccalaureate: Navigating an Innovation [G, SS]
When SB 850 passed in 2014, 15 community colleges were authorized to offer pilot baccalaureate programs to address local workforce needs. Three of these colleges will share their progress, success, and challenges in adapting to this new and innovative format.
Constance Carroll, Chancellor, San Diego CCD; Pamela Luster, President, San Diego Mesa College; Thuy Thi Nguyen, President, Foothill College; Kevin Trutna, Superintendent/President, Feather River College

Ransomware: Legal Issues and Tips to Avoid Being Held Hostage [G, FR]
$600,000? $30,000? $10,000? How much would your district pay to get its data back? Ransomware attacks are rampant
and this billion-dollar criminal market continues to grow. This workshop will discuss the ransomware epidemic and how it can have devastating impacts on districts. Attendees will learn about prevention considerations so their districts can be more prepared for ransomware attacks, protocols for responding to an attack and the related legal implications.
Tiffany Tran, Associate; and Mellissa Gallegos, Associate, Atkinson, Andelson, Loya, Ruud & Romo

Cultivate A Creative Mind: 21st Century Skills [SS]
This interactive workshop demonstrates how to use creativity on a daily basis to enhance a person’s communication skills, social, cognitive and developmental skills, while promoting positive self- esteem. In addition, individuals will find hidden talents and help in chipping away at the fear and doubt that has accumulated over the years.
Simón Silva, Author, Creativity Speaker, Crusader

Behavioral Intervention Teams (BIT): Creating, Adapting And Implementing [G, SS]
Learn how to develop, adapt, implement and manage an intrusive, solution-focused case management approach to behavioral intervention. Highlighting the integration of NaBITA’s Threat Assessment Tool, a tool that allows for objective evaluation of a student’s risk to self and/or others, attendees will also learn about BIT best practices.
Andre Coleman, Dean of Counseling and Student Success; Valerie Adger, Administrative Assistant; Norman Lorenz, Professor of Education & Professional Development Coordinator; and Alicia Gutierrez, Adjunct Counselor, Sacramento City College

From Losing to Winning: Lessons for Your Next Bond Measure [G, FR, SS]
In 2012, MiraCosta College narrowly lost a much-needed bond measure, creating doubt and challenges for trustees and administrators alike. Learn how college leaders rebuilt community confidence and improved by 8 points in 2016 (winning every city, after winning only one in 2012). Strategies you can use for your next bond.
Sunita Cooke, Superintendent/President; David Broad, Board President; and Alketa Wojcik, Vice President of Student Services, MiraCosta CCD; Jared Boigon, Partner, TBWB Strategies

Lessons Learned in Implementing Innovation in Higher Education: STEM Academies [G, SS]
Palomar College administrators and faculty will discuss lessons learned and strategies to date in implementing an Innovation in Higher Education Award: STEM Academies. STEM Academies, highly structured guided pathways in planned two- to three- year schedules to transfer, are designed to improve academic success, retain and accelerate students through program completion.
Kathryn Kailikole, Dean, Mathematics and the Natural and Health Sciences; Glyn Bongolan, Associate Counselor/ Professor; Daniel Finkenthal, Professor, Physics and Engineering; Elizabeth Pearson, Professor, Biology; and Cindy Anfinson, Professor, Mathematics, Palomar College

Implementing the Central Valley Promise - A Multidistrict, Intersegmental Project [G, SS]
Central Valley Promise is an intersegmental blueprint to enhancing college-going cultures throughout the Central Valley of California. Providing new structures and capitalizing on existing initiatives the Promise includes community, staff, and faculty development; regionally coordinated endowment efforts; and a community college centered pilot project with an eye toward future growth.
Paul Parnell, Chancellor, State Center CCD; Stuart Van Horn, Chancellor, West Hills CCD; Barbara Hioco, Community College Champion, CVP, Central Valley Higher Education Consortium (CVHEC)

Negotiating Re-Hire Preference with Part-Time Faculty [G, FR]
Recent legislation has changed the landscape for part-time faculty, including re-hire preference. This workshop will discuss strategies to ensure compliance with the law which requires negotiating key provisions with the faculty association representing your part-time faculty.
Eileen O’Hare-Anderson, Partner, and Laura Schulkind, Partner, Liebert Cassidy Whitmore; Shairon Zingsheim, Ohlone College

12:00 p.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Regency Ballroom

12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Imperial Ballroom
  • EMCEE: Ann Ransford, President, CCCT Board Trustee, Glendale CCD
  • KEYNOTE: Sandy Speicher, Partner and Managing Director, IDEO San Francisco

What If We Designed College Around Our Students? [G, SS]
As the saying goes: every system is perfectly designed to get the results it gets. Logically then, it follows then that if we want different results, we’re going to have to design our systems dif- ferently. Sandy Speicher, Partner and Managing Director of the education practice at the renowned global design firm IDEO, will introduce the concept of “design thinking” – a human-centered, creative approach to innovation that draws from the design- er’s toolkit to integrate the needs of people, the possibilities of technology, and requirements for success. She will inspire us with examples of how design thinking is being used to innovate in business, healthcare, government, and yes, even education.

2017 Distinguished Alumni Award
Dave C. Greenbaum, Owner/President, David C. Greenbaum Co. Glendale Community College

Chancellor’s Student Success Awards
The Chancellor’s Student Success Award honors programs that demonstrate a commitment and significant progress toward achieving success and equity goals for all students.

Bernard Osher Philanthropist of the Year 2017
Dr. Prem Reddy and Dr. Venkamma Reddy for their outstanding contributions to Victor Valley Community College. Presented by: Network for California Community College Foundations

2:45 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
California Association of Latino Community College Trustees and Administrators (CALCCTA) Business Meeting

Glen Ellen

2:45 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. --- CONCURRENT SESSIONS

Key Concepts, Guidelines and Best Practices Regarding Fiscal Stewardship for Trustees [G, FR]
This session will cover Fiscal Oversight and the Shared Governance Process.
Yashica Crawford, Chief of Staff; Christine Williams, Interim Vice Chancellor of Finance and Administration; Luther Aberge, Budget Director; and Meredith E. Brown, JD, Vice President, Board, Peralta CCD

Curriculum Streamlining Project [G, SS]
Collaborative efforts involving the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office, the ASCCC, and the CCCCIO have led to changes to curriculum processes at the local, regional, and state level. This presentation will provide an overview of the latest changes as well as the roles and responsibilities of various stakeholders that will enable our colleges to be more efficient and streamlined in the approval and submission of curriculum.
Julie Bruno, President, and John Stanskas, Vice President, Academic Senate for California Community Colleges; Laura Hope, Executive Vice Chancellor of Educational Services and Support, California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office; and Virginia Guleff, Vice President of Instruction, Butte College

The Community College: A Catalyst for Economic Growth [G, FR, SS]
For more than 30 years, College of the Canyons has been an agent of economic growth in Santa Clarita through its partnerships with community and corporate stakeholders. If you are ready to launch innovative training programs to meet the needs of the business community, then this presentation is for you!
Jeffrey Forrest, Vice President Economic Workforce and Development, and Dianne G. Van Hook, Chancellor, Santa Clarita CCD

CCCApply: Creating, Adapting, and Innovating [G, SS]
CCCApply, the statewide online admission application for the California Community Colleges, combines individual college identity and processing with system-wide consistency, compliance, and support. This session will cover lessons learned from processing over 2 million applications in 2016, and share coming enhancements designed to improve the student and administrator experience. Participants will leave with an understanding of planned features, have an opportunity to ask questions about how the application supports residency determination and reporting requirements, as well as examine insights of student’s digital preferences gleaned from the application used by 113 California Community Colleges. Other applications designed to support BOG fee waivers and international student applications will also be reviewed.
Patricia Donohue, Product Manager, OpenCCC, CCCApply, SSO Proxy, California Community Colleges Technology Center

Redesign for Continuous Quality Improvement through Implementing Award-Winning Planning Framework [G, SS]
San Diego Miramar College (SDMC) has developed an award- winning planning framework. The framework focuses on the student educational experience and equity, targets fostering success factors in students, and encourages redesign for continuous quality improvement. The planning framework allows SDMC to create guided pathways for students from access to success.
Patricia Hsieh, President; Daniel Miramontez, Dean, Planning, Research & Institutional Effectiveness; Naomi Grisham, Faculty; and Xi Zhang, Research Analyst, San Diego Miramar College

Talk to Me: What Trustees Want from Community College CEOs [BE, G]
Conducted by Wheelhouse in partnership with the League, a new statewide survey of CCC trustees identifies key leadership traits sought when hiring Chancellors and Superintendent/Presidents. Patience and negotiating skills may be virtues, but they don’t rise to the top of the list for trustees who seek trustworthiness, strong interpersonal communication skills and ability to see and consider decision-making consequences. The survey also reveals a disconnect between trustees’ expectations for CEO longevity and the reality of high rates of CEO turnover in CA — trustees want leadership tenures that significantly exceed the statewide average and believe that such longevity is key to efficacy. This session includes detailed survey findings and discussion by respected, experienced representatives of both the CEO and the trustee perspectives.
Larry Galizio, President & CEO, Community College League of California (moderator); Susanna Cooper, Managing Director, Wheelhouse (presenter of findings); Constance Carroll, Chancellor, San Diego CCD; Pamela Haynes, Trustee, Los Rios CCD and Member, California Community Colleges Board of Governors; Brice Harris, Chancellor-emeritus, California Community Colleges; Ann Ransford, Trustee, Glendale CCD, and President, CCCT Board

Legal Eagles [G, SS]
Do you have questions? Well, we’ve got answers. Come get your questions answered while learning how you to deal with legal issues important to your District. Community College Districts deal with a number of issues on a daily basis and it’s best to be prepared. Share your questions with others who probably have the same problems, concerns and issues. This is a great opportunity to get some great legal answers - without those pesky billable hours!
Laura Schulkind, Partner; Eileen O’Hare-Anderson, Partner; and Kristin Lindgren, Associate, Liebert Cassidy Whitmore

Understanding the Current Landscape of International Education & Potential Impact for Your College [G, SS]
This session provides information on the current developments and trends in international education and discusses potential implications and impacts. The session will also share new opportunities for international transfer programs with France and highlight best practices to engage faculty and staff and to build community support networks.
Andreea Serban, Vice Chancellor, Education Services & Tech, Coast CCD, and President, California Colleges for International Education; Vinicio Jopez, Dean - ESL, International Education, San Francisco CCD, and Vice-President for California Colleges for International Education; Dominique Bert, IGS University; Rosalind Raby, Director, California Colleges for International Education (Chair)

IEPI’s Change Management Leadership Applied Solution Kit (ASK) [G, SS]
IEPI convened a Change Leadership Summit in October 2017. Leaders from all levels and functional areas developed CCC leadership strategies that support whole system transformation. This session will provide attendees with opportunities to tailor Summit outcomes to individual Board and College demands and learn about future Change Leadership ASK activities.
Mike Howe, Executive Director, RP Group; Keren Stashower, Senior Consultant, The Centre for Organization Effectiveness; Jeff Spano, Dean of Institutional Effectiveness, California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office

IEPI’s Integrated Planning Applied Solution Kit [G, SS]
IEPI’s Integrated Planning Applied Solution Kit (ASK) encourages institutions in the California Community Colleges system to develop planning strategies that align local initiatives and promote continuous improvement. The Integrated Planning ASK also identifies key characteristics of effective integrated planning such as program plans, including their budgets, implementation, integration, and evaluation.
Brad Trimble, IEPI Applied Solution Kit Coordinator, The RP Group; Theresa Tena, Vice Chancellor of Institutional Effectiveness Division, California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office

Associate and Bachelor’s Degree Completion Programs for Working Adult Students [G, SS]
Shasta College’s Associate Completion in the Evenings (ACE) pathways and Bachelor’s through Online and Local Degrees (BOLD) partnerships increase degree attainment for rural working adults. ACE’s guided pathways feature 8-week online/ evening courses. University students take concurrent Shasta College BOLD Student Development courses. Both programs utilize cohorts for persistence and completion.
Joe Wyse, Superintendent/President; Kate Mahar, Dean of Institutional Effectiveness; and Buffy Tanner, Project Coordinator, Shasta-Tehama-Trinity Joint CCD

4:00 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.
Coffee Break

California, Garden and Tower Foyers

4:15 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Asian Pacific Islander Trustees and Administrators (APITA) Business Meeting

Glen Ellen

4:15 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
African American California Community College Trustees (AACCCT) Business Meeting


4:15 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. --- CONCURRENT SESSIONS

Calling All Dreamers: Best Practices for Communicating with Underserved Communities [G, SS]
Would you like to learn how to effectively communicate with underserved communities? Attend this informational session for discussion of best practices and exciting new projects to leverage research, partnerships and marketing to reach underserved communities. Highlights will include the popular telenovela-style Spanish language ad campaign, iHeart partnership, and Dreamer video.
Peter Kavadeles, Account Supervisor, I Can Afford College; Paige Marlatt Dorr, Director of Communications, California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office

Formerly Incarcerated Students in Transition [G, SS]
The Formerly Incarcerated Students in Transition (F.I.S.T.) program at Compton College offers support for students re- entering the community after incarceration. The session will include F.I.S.T. members speaking about their experience, an overview of the program, and lessons learned in starting a program for formerly incarcerated individuals.
Bailey Smith, Director, Student Equity; and Joseph Lewis, Student Services Advisor, Compton College

The Metrics That Matter: Institutional Effectiveness That Paves the Road [G, SS]
We are awash in data. In an expanding sea of federal and state planning and goal setting requirements, how do we find focus? If we distill away the noise there are a small and manageable set of metrics each college can use to map out a path toward institutional effectiveness.
Gregory Stoup, Board President, The RP Group

The Role of Intercollegiate Athletics in Community Colleges: Refocusing Priorities To Prevent CCCAA Violations and Promote Student Success [G, SS]
Any district that has faced CCCAA sanctions knows it can impact virtually all operational facets of the institution and profoundly disrupt the lives of impacted student athletes. Districts must handle tasks such as: complex investigations; employee discipline in a publicized environment; dismayed parents; and addressing the needs of disrupted student athletes. LCW attorneys team up with Chabot College President, Dr. Susan Sperling, to discuss how to navigate through the myriad legal and operational challenges that flow from the discovery of significant violations and sanctions and how shifting program priorities may help to avoid the conduct that gives rise to CCCAA violations in the first place.
Susan Sperling, President, Chabot College; Laura Schulkind, Partner, and Kristin Lindgren, Associate, Liebert Cassidy Whitmore

Discovering Your Leadership Style
This workshop will provide an awakening experience to recognize your leadership contributions to a transforming environment. Take part in discovering your leadership style and transform your values into actions, visions into realities, obstacles into innovations, and risks into rewards.
Shondra West, President; California Community Colleges Classified Senate (4CS)

Reimagining 21st Century Education [SS]
Imagine a classroom breaking down boundaries and providing world-renowned education to local students. To do this technest at San Jose City College (SJCC) was launched in collaboration with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MITx). Join us to discuss what’s trending in edtech and the roll of collaborators to reimagine education.
Byron Breland, President; Monica Ochaney, Innovation Officer; Mark Branom, technest Instructor; and Jorge Escobar, VP, Academic Affairs, San Jose City College

Managing Free Speech on Campus: Will F.I.R.E. or Y.A.F. Target your Campus Next? [G, SS]
Institutions are increasingly facing instances of unrest and disruption on campus due to both the First Amendment of the United States Constitution and Article I, Section 2, of the California Constitution, which guarantees every person the right of free speech and expression. Such incidents can give rise to a variety of legal and practical issues for institutions to manage. This session will review these issues and the institution’s legal obligations, with discussion about best practices to avoid common pitfalls.
Sharon Ormond, Partner, Atkinson, Andelson, Loya, Ruud & Romo

Recognition and Recruitment through Student Outcomes: Strong Workforce Stars Award [SS]
The state’s top career education programs that quantifiably demonstrated improvement in student social mobility outcomes earned a new statewide commendation, Strong Workforce Stars. Colleges can use the commendation as a tool for recognition, recruitment and awareness. Leadership from select winning colleges will share their methods for success.
Van Ton-Quinlivan, Vice Chancellor of Workforce and Economic Development for California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office; Deborah Budd, Chancellor, San José-Evergreen CCD; Kathleen A. Hart, Superintendent/President of San Joaquin Delta College; Ronald Kraft, Superintendent/President of Napa Valley College; Raúl Rodríguez, Chancellor, Rancho Santiago CCD

IEPI’s Strategic Enrollment Management Applied Solution Kit [G, FR, SS]
This session will focus on IEPI’s Strategic Enrollment Management Applied Solution Kit (SEM ASK). A holistic process, SEM enables colleges to fulfill their missions while working within their fiscal environments. Resources included in the SEM ASK will address topics like: SEM planning, integrated marketing, outreach, scheduling, retention, budget and FTES.
Michelle Barton, Sr. Director Institutional Research, Planning, Effectiveness, and Grants, Palomar College; Cathy Hasson, Director, Institutional Research and Planning, San Diego CCD; Sherrie Guerrero, Trustee, Mt. San Jacinto Community College

Advance with IEPI! [G]
Learn the latest about IEPI advancing colleges and districts! We’ll discuss the latest on IEPI: technical assistance helping advance colleges’ interests; Professional Learning Network delivering information on effective practices; Workshops moving teams from knowledge to action; meaningful dialogue about indicators and goal-setting; and making laws, regulations, and policy work better!
Jeff Spano, Dean of Institutional Effectiveness, California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office; Matthew Lee, Project Director, IEPI; Barry Gribbons, Deputy Chancellor, College of the Canyons

5:45 p.m. – 7:15 p.m.
Imperial Ballroom

The Impossible – Is Negotiable
Step into an alter-world of light, color and sound – where innovation meets inspiration and reality is a matter of interpretation. Network with your colleagues while enjoying the creativity of our talented community college students, the San Jose Fairmont’s culinary imaginings and photo kiosk fun! Due to liability issues, guests under 21 will not be admitted to the reception.

7:15 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Asilomar Alumni Reception
Asilomar Alums, CEO’s and anyone interested in learning more about the Asilomar Leadership Skills Seminar, is invited to attend the Asilomar Alums Reception. This is a great opportunity to reconnect with your Asilomar friends as well as meet and network with women from other classes. You are welcome to bring a colleague who is interested in learning more about and/or attending the 2018 Asilomar Leadership Skills Seminar in February 2018.

Joint Caucus Town Hall Meeting
Hosted by: African American California Community College Trustees (AACCCT), Asian Pacific Islander Trustees & Administrators (APITA), California Association of Latino Community College Trustees and Administrators (CALCCTA) and California Community Colleges Veterans Caucus (CCCVC) 

Wheelhouse/League Leadership Reception
Join Wheelhouse, The Center for Community College Leadership and Research, and the Community College League of California CEO Leadership Academy for this informative reception. Learn more about two CEO focused programs: the Wheelhouse and the League’s 2018 CEO Leadership Academy, designed specifically to address the unique challenges and opportunities confronted by leaders of California Community Colleges.



7:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Internet Café

Imperial Foyer - Sponsored by Sehi Computer Products and ComputerLand of Silicon Valley

7:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Convention Registration

Market Street Foyer

8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. --- CONCURRENT BREAKFAST SESSIONS
California and Garden Foyers
Join us for breakfast and these special sessions. Breakfast buffet served 7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.

Supporting Your DACA Students: Resources and Aid to Help Vulnerable Students Succeed [G, SS]
In September President Trump proposed to rescind Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), putting the educational future of thousands of California Community College Students in doubt. This program, which protected many of our undocumented students who were brought into this country
as children, temporarily protected them from the threat of deportation by federal immigration officials. This panel will focus on how your institution can provide resources and support to this vulnerable population. It will discuss what the community college system is doing to protect our students, resources the state of California has provided to DACA recipients and how best to connect your students to legal aid and other types of assistance.
Jacob Knapp, Counsel, California Community College Chancellor’s Office and experts in providing legal and financial aid to recipients protections via the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.

Supporting Students’ College Success Through Assessment of Intrapersonal Competencies [SS]
The workshop will focus on a new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, Supporting Students’ College Success: The Role of Assessment of Interpersonal and Intrapersonal Competencies.
Sunita Cooke, Superintendent/President, MiraCosta Community College; Joan Herman, Co-Director Emerita, University of California, Los Angeles; Margaret Hilton, Senior Program Officer, Board on Science Education

Innovative Public and Private Partnerships to meet Urgent Workforce Need [G, FR]
The methods used to create an immediate response to an urgent workforce need in the aerospace industry will be provided. The partnerships required a collaboration between city, county, the college and private industry to develop this innovative, credit- bearing program.
Ed Knudson, President; Bonnie Suderman, Vice-President Academic Affairs; and Maria Clinton, Department Chair, Antelope Valley College

Imperial Valley College Correctional Educational Services: Educational and Supportive Services for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated Students [SS]
Imperial Valley College (IVC) Inside/Out College Program is an innovative program that enables county inmates the opportunity to enroll in college credit courses with students from the college campus. Moreover, IVC is one of the California Community Colleges offering face-to-face credit courses to state prison incarcerated students.
Martha Garcia, Vice President of Student Services; Eduardo Pesqueira, Minority Male Collaborative Coordinator; and Luis Rivera, Student, Imperial Valley College; Gaylla Finnell, ICSO Educational Services Coordinator, Imperial County Sheriff’s Office

“Associate Degree for Transfer” Guaranteed Pathway Between Community Colleges and the CSU System [G, SS]
The “Associate Degree for Transfer”, a program jointly sponsored by the California Community Colleges and California State University systems, is a specific transfer pathway that provides students with a guaranteed spot at a CSU campus. Join the session for a presentation of newly funded efforts, and learn about the many FREE resources offered through the campaign to support colleges, high schools and community organizations, in their interactions directly with students.
Cortney Ceccato, Program Manager, Associate Degree for Transfer Campaign; Paige Marlatt-Dorr, Director of Communications & Marketing, California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office

Making Progress on Transfer Goals - New Changes to Improve Transfer Access to Students [G, SS]
Through intersegmental cooperation, all three segments of higher education have dramatically expanded transfer opportunities. This presentation will provide an overview of the most recent efforts using Transfer Model Curricula and UC Transfer Pathways to improve access to bachelor’s degree programs for our students.
John Stanskas, Vice President, and Julie Bruno, President, Academic Senate for California Community Colleges

8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
League Board Meeting


9:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.
Coffee Break

Imperial Ballroom

9:45 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
Imperial Ballroom
  • EMCEE: Larry Galizio, President & Chief Executive Officer Community College League of California
  • KEYNOTE: Michelle Van Noy, Education and Employment Research Center, Rutgers University

Career Success for All [G, SS]
In an era where postsecondary education is key to economic success, students increasingly enroll in college to prepare for well-paying, rewarding careers. Particularly for students from disadvantaged backgrounds, successful career preparation hinges a great deal on learning and connections made while in school. This keynote will reflect on different possible approaches to align with the labor market, effectively balance the needs of these stakeholders, and ensure students prepare for a wide range of career opportunities. The state’s current Doing What Matters and guided pathways reform efforts provide a golden opportunity to consider colleges’ role in promoting career success for all students.

11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
CEO Pathways Committee Meeting


Session Materials

Thursday, November 16

Friday, November 17

Saturday, November 18

Meetings & Events

Many community college associations hold membership and business meetings, workshops, and receptions or other events in conjunction with the League’s Convention, including 4CS, AACCCT, ACCCA, APITA, CALCCTA, CCIE, SanFACC, CCC Veterans and others. If your association is interested in holding such an event, please contact Cherie Savage at or 916-444-8641.

Network of California Community College Foundations (NCCCF) Board Meeting
Wednesday, November 15, 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m

California Community Colleges Classified Senate (4CS) Executive Board Meeting
Thursday, November 16, 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. 

Single College Districts Caucus Meeting
Thursday, November 16, 7:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

Network of California Community College Foundations (NCCCF) CEO Advisory Council
Thursday, November 16, 12:15 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.

California Community Colleges Veterans Caucus (CCCVC)
Friday, November 17, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

California Association of Latino Community College Trustees and Administrators (CALCCTA) Business Meeting
Friday, November 17, 2:45 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

African American California Community College Trustees (AACCCT) Business Meeting
Friday, November 17, 4:15 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Asian-Pacific Islander Trustees & Administrators (APITA) Business Meeting
Friday, November 17, 4:15 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Partners & Sponsors

Thank you to our Corporate Partners and Convention Sponsors for their generous contributions!





  • Garcia  Hernandez Sawhney LLP
  • Barnes & Noble College
  • Nossaman LLP
Distinguished Alumni

2017 California Community College Distinguished Alumni Award

The prestigious California Community College Distinguished Alum Awards are presented at the convention to alumni who are accomplished professionals and contributing citizens of their communities. The recipients of the awards inspire us all as they share their stories and remind us of the importance of our efforts.  The 2017 award will be presented at Friday’s general session lunch.

The Community College League of California proudly congratulates Glendale Community College Alum, DAVE C. GREENBAUM, Owner/President of David C. Greenbaum Co., winner of the 2017 California Community College Distinguished Alum Award!

Dave Greenbaum is owner/president of David C. Greenbaum Co., founded in 1980, selling flooring installation supplies with 30 employees and annual revenue over $13m. His education at Glendale Community College (GCC) was his last formal education but it provided him tools for over 35 years of professional excellence, career achievement and professional standing.

Not only did Greenbaum gain the knowledge and skills at GCC to become a successful business person, he learned the value of giving back. His community involvement transcends the norm – public service focused on accomplishments to make the community better, and not for name recognition.

His community service started in 1961: President Glendale Jaycees, Dist. Gov. CA Jaycees, Natl Director US Jaycees, President Glendale Coordinating Council, President Glendale Area Youth Employment Committee, President Glendale Host Lions Club, President Glendale Parks and Recreation Commission, President Glendale Civil Service Commission, President Verdugo Club, President Glendale YMCA, President Campbell Center Services for Developmentally Disabled, Chairman Glendale Salvation Army Advisory Board, President Glendale Community Foundation,President Glendale Quarterback Club, President Glendale HS Alumni Assoc., Vice President Glendale Kiwanis Club.

Recognizing the value of his GCC education, Greenbaum stepped forward to assure others have access to quality local college education. For 30 years he has been an active member of the Glendale College Foundation whose endowments exceed $13 million. His service to the college through the Foundation includes: President three years, Chairman of the Tennis Club Fundraising Project - $80,000 raised, Founding and current member Athletics Hall of Fame Committee - raising at least $15,000 annually for athletics, Member of President's Circle - contributing over $1,000 annually in undesignated support, Establishing the Greenbaum Scholarship Fund, Major donor to the Health and Fitness Center Legacy Club member naming GCC in estate planning.

Hotel Info

San Jose Fairmont
170 S. Market Street
San Jose, CA  95113

All Convention events will be held at the San Jose Fairmont. A block of rooms has been reserved at the negotiated rate of $189.00 plus tax, single or double occupancy.  Reservations must be made on or before Tuesday, October 24, 2017.  Please make your reservation online using the reservations link provided on your 2017 Convention registration confirmation form. 

IMPORTANT: The San Jose Fairmont is nearly sold out. If you’re unable to make a reservation for the room nights you need, please check the list of nearby hotels for alternate accommodations. We encourage you to check back at the Fairmont the week of October 10-17, as there may be cancellations. The hotels below are all within easy walking distance of the Fairmont. 


San Jose Westin
Address: 302 S Market St, San Jose, CA 95113
Phone: (408) 295-2000

Four Points Sheraton San Jose
Address: 211 S 1st St, San Jose, CA 95113
Phone: (408) 282-8800

San Jose Marriott
Sold out Nov. 16
Address: 301 S Market St, San Jose, CA 95113
Phone: (408) 280-1300

Hyatt Place San Jose Downtown
Address: 282 Almaden Blvd, San Jose, CA 95113
Phone: (408) 998-0400

Hilton San Jose
Sold out Nov. 16
Address: 300 S Almaden Blvd, San Jose, CA 95110
Phone: (408) 287-2100



  • All guest rooms must be booked using a credit card and must be assigned individual names.
    Multiple bookings under one name will not be allowed.
  • At the time a reservation is booked, the hotel will charge a deposit of $189.
  • There will be no penalty for cancellations or reduction of reserved nights on or before September 29. (deposit will be refunded)
  • After September 29th, and through October 17, the hotel will consider the reduced nights a cancellation and attendees will be charged a one-night cancellation fee of $189 for each night cancelled.
  • After October 17th, all room nights in the reservation will be charged and are non-refundable.

You may change names on the reservation without penalty at any time. Please review the confirmation notice sent to you by the hotel as soon as you receive it to ensure the information is correct.

The League appreciates your continued support of the convention and for helping to make rooms available for all conference attendees.

Area Information
Please visit the links below for travel, parking and dining information:
Map, Driving Directions & Parking
Local Activities

Host Districts

A special thank you for the contributions and support of our 2017 Convention Host Districts.