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The Oregon Community College Association (OCCA) represents the seventeen publicly chartered community colleges and their locally elected board members. Founded in 1962, OCCA is an association whose purpose is to support the colleges before policy-makers and partners whose actions affect the well-being of community colleges across the state.

Leading with racial equity, we advocate, communicate, and collaborate to strengthen community colleges for the benefit of Oregonians, particularly those historically underserved or systemically marginalized in higher education.

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Senator Ron Wyden, we encourage your strong support of the Tax-Free Pell Grant Act! Thank you for being a co-sponsor; now we really need your support as Finance Committee Chairman to have this included in the massive budget reconciliation bill currently being finalized. The Tax-Free Pell Grant Act would support thousands of Oregonians who seek an affordable education! See MoreSee Less

Senator Ron Wyden, we encourage your strong support of the Tax-Free Pell Grant Act! Thank you for being a co-sponsor; now we really need your support as Finance Committee Chairman to have this included in the massive budget reconciliation bill currently being finalized. The Tax-Free Pell Grant Act would support thousands of Oregonians who seek an affordable education!

The OCCA office will be closed on Monday, July 5, in observance of Independence Day. Have a safe & happy holiday! See MoreSee Less

The OCCA office will be closed on Monday, July 5, in observance of Independence Day. Have a safe & happy holiday!

OCCA staff (and a few friends) finally were able to get together in person for the first time since the pandemic began. Unfortunately, we also had to say goodbye to Suzette Boydston , whose last day as our statewide affinity coordinator is today. We are so thankful for everything Suzette has done for OCCA and our colleges! See MoreSee Less

OCCA staff (and a few friends) finally were able to get together in person for the first time since the pandemic began. Unfortunately, we also had to say goodbye to Suzette Boydston , whose last day as our statewide affinity coordinator is today. We are so thankful for everything Suzette has done for OCCA and our colleges!

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