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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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Congratulations to our Howard Cherry Award winners: Dr. Ross Tomlin (President, Tillamook Bay Community College ) – Outstanding CC Administrator; Stephen Crow (Board Member, Treasure Valley Community College ) – Outstanding CC Board Member; and Representative Teresa Alonso Leon (D-Woodburn) – Outstanding CC Advocate. The Oregon Presidents Council also honored Karen Smith, Senior Policy Advisor/General Counsel for Oregon Community College Association , as its Cam Preus Outstanding CC Leader Award. Congratulations to them all! #occa60years See MoreSee Less

Congratulations to our Howard Cherry Award winners: Dr. Ross Tomlin (President, Tillamook Bay Community College ) - Outstanding CC Administrator; Stephen Crow (Board Member, Treasure Valley Community College ) - Outstanding CC Board Member; and Representative Teresa Alonso Leon (D-Woodburn) - Outstanding CC Advocate. The Oregon Presidents Council also honored Karen Smith, Senior Policy Advisor/General Counsel for Oregon Community College Association , as its Cam Preus Outstanding CC Leader Award. Congratulations to them all! #occa60years

OCCA staff letting loose at the Howard Cherry banquet! #occa60years See MoreSee Less

OCCA staff letting loose at the Howard Cherry banquet! #occa60years
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Thank you to State Representative Susan McLain and Senator Michael Dembrow for participating in the Legislative Panel during today’s OCCA Annual Conference! #occa60years See MoreSee Less

Thank you to State Representative Susan McLain and Senator Michael Dembrow for participating in the Legislative Panel during todays OCCA Annual Conference! #occa60years

Our second OCCA Annual Conference keynote speaker Ricardo Torres, CEO/President of the National Student Clearinghouse, dives into the numbers! Thanks to keynote sponsor Western Governors University! See MoreSee Less

Our second OCCA Annual Conference keynote speaker Ricardo Torres, CEO/President of the National Student Clearinghouse, dives into the numbers! Thanks to keynote sponsor Western Governors University!