2018 Annual Convention

Thu, Nov 15, 2018 to Sat, Nov 17, 2018
The Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort & Spa
General Info

The League is proud to present the 2018 Annual Convention, the premier professional development event for California's community college leaders. This event brings together CEOs, trustees, faculty, staff, administrators, and partners of the community college system to share tools, models, and solutions to system issues, as well as celebrate accomplishments.



Distinguished Alumni

2018 Distinguished Alumni Award


The Community College League of California is requesting nominations for recipients of the 2018 California Community College Distinguished Alumni Award. This prestigious award recognizes and honors the fine men and women whose attendance at a California community college helped them achieve their educational and professional goals and serve their communities.

The League has recognized  distinguished alumni of California’s community colleges since 1964.  We invite you to add an alumnus/alumnae from your college to this impressive list.

Nominees will be judged on their accomplishments in their chosen fields and for their community service. Nominees must have earned a minimum of 24 units in the community college.

AGAIN THIS YEAR: Only one nominee will be selected as the Community College League’s Distinguished Alumnus/Alumnae.

The award will be presented on Friday, November 16, 2018, at the League’s Annual Convention at the Westin Mission Hills, Rancho Mirage. This award celebrates excellence and is an inspiring experience for all involved. The success of the program is dependent on recipient attendance and if selected, we ask that the sponsoring districts arrange their alumnus/alumnae’s attendance at the Convention.

To submit a nomination for the 2018 Distinguished Alumni Award, please review the criteria and complete the online nomination form by close of business on Friday, June 15, 2018.

Thank you for your continued support of the League’s efforts to showcase the outstanding results of a California community college education. If you have any questions, please contact Cherie Savage, Directof Events, at csavage@ccleague.org.

Call for Proposals

Call for Proposals


Proposal Deadline: 11:59 p.m., Monday, June 18

The League is now accepting presentation proposals for the 2018 Annual Convention. The proposal deadline is Monday June 18, 2018. Please review the Call for Proposals submission guidelines listed below. If you have any questions, please contact Carmen Sandoval, Director of Education Services and Leadership Development, at csandoval@ccleague.org.

Learning Strands
Proposals are invited for Convention presentations that celebrate and share successes and explore solutions to challenges in the following areas:

  • Teaching and Learning
  • Student Services and Student Success
  • Institutional Performance and Accountability
  • Fiscal, Legal, and Administrative Operations
  • Professional and Leadership Development
  • Community and Global Partnerships

The Convention attracts trustees, CEOs, administrators, faculty, classified staff and student leaders from all areas of the colleges. There is a wide variety of people and perspectives. Proposals are sought that target specific interests as well as those that cross boundaries between all segments of the colleges.

Session Format
Convention concurrent sessions are one (1) hour and generally have one (1) to four (4) presenter(s). Focus sessions are 1.5-hour workshops offered during preconference hours.

Criteria for Selection
The League’s Annual Convention Committee will use the following criteria to select sessions for the program. Note: Corporate/Vendor presenters must include a community college partner.

The proposal:

  • is innovative, thought-provoking and stimulates discussion;
  • is relevant to current and future needs and challenges;
  • is of interest to a cross-section of people;
  • has a diverse array of presenters (if appropriate for the meeting format), including presenters of different levels of experience and from different  institutional and organizational types; and
  • models good teaching and learning strategies.
Submission Guidelines

Please note: Submissions are only accepted online.

Proposals must be submitted by 11:59 p.m., June 18. The key contacts will be notified of proposal acceptance/non-acceptance in early August via email.

Presenter Registration
All presenters and panelists are expected to register for the convention. We are unable to pay honoraria or expenses to program presenters. By signing the proposal, the key contact agrees to inform all participants that they are required to register and pay the conference fee.

Program Changes
The Community College League reserves the right to edit program titles and descriptions, to request changes in the proposal, and to encourage joint presentations of proposals submitted on similar topics.

For questions or further information please contact Carmen Sandoval at csandoval@ccleague.org.