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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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What a great way to close out the OCCA Annual Conference with the All-Oregon Academic Team luncheon! Congratulations to all of this year’s scholars! See MoreSee Less

What a great way to close out the OCCA Annual Conference with the All-Oregon Academic Team luncheon! Congratulations to all of this years scholars!

Community college students are remarkable! We loved hearing from these four amazing students during the student panel this morning to kick off Day 3 of the OCCA Annual Conference! See MoreSee Less

Community college students are remarkable! We loved hearing from these four amazing students during the student panel this morning to kick off Day 3 of the OCCA Annual Conference!

Great Day 2 of the OCCA Annual Conference! Thank you to Senator Bill Hansell and Representative Jeff Reardon for serving on our legislative panel! Also, a huge congratulations to our Howard Cherry Award winners: Outstanding Community College Administrator Dr. Birgitte Ryslinge (OCCC President), Outstanding Board Member Rosemary Pryor (LCC), and Outstanding Community College Advocate Bill Hansell! Also, congrats to Dr. Alicia Moore of COCC for winning the Cam Preus Award for Extraordinary Commitment to Community Colleges! See MoreSee Less

Great Day 2 of the OCCA Annual Conference! Thank you to Senator Bill Hansell and Representative Jeff Reardon for serving on our legislative panel! Also, a huge congratulations to our Howard Cherry Award winners: Outstanding Community College Administrator Dr. Birgitte Ryslinge (OCCC President), Outstanding Board Member Rosemary Pryor (LCC), and Outstanding Community College Advocate Bill Hansell! Also, congrats to Dr. Alicia Moore of COCC for winning the Cam Preus Award for Extraordinary Commitment to Community Colleges!