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OCCA Annual Conference

OCCA Annual Conference

Join us in 2024!
November 6-8, 2024
Salishan Coastal Lodge, Gleneden Beach, OR


The theme for the 2024 OCCA Annual Conference is “Charting the Course to the Future.” Stay tuned for details coming this summer!

2024 Sponsorship Opportunities

OCCA invites interested sponsors to check out our sponsorship opportunities for 2024! OCCA provides a variety of sponsorship levels to help meet just about any budget.

  • Audience: Board of Education/Trustee members, presidents, administrators and stakeholders from Oregon’s 17 community colleges
  • Attendance: Around 125-150 attendees


  • High visibility for your organization as a champion of community colleges.
  • Opportunity to market directly to conference attendees.
  • Connect with community college presidents, board members, administrators, and government leaders.
  • Branding reinforcement of your organization’s visual identity.
  • Recognition within the Oregon higher education sector as an organization that shares their vision for student success and affordable access to an education.

Click here to learn more about our sponsorship levels and to commit your sponsorship today!

Questions about sponsorships? Contact OCCA Communications Director Casey White-Zollman.

Howard Cherry Awards Banquet

The annual Howard Cherry Awards celebrate the contributions that local advocates, administrators and board members have made to the benefit of Oregon’s community colleges. The awards are named for the late Dr. Howard Cherry, a lifelong advocate for education and community involvement. Dr. Cherry was also a founding member of the Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT) and was a trustee of the American Association of Community & Junior Colleges.

The Howard Cherry Awards Banquet is included with OCCA Conference Registration (additional tickets also available), and took place on Thursday, November 2, 2023. It also included recognition of distinguished service awards for community college board members, as well as will honor the Oregon Presidents Council winner of the Cam Preus Award for Extraordinary Commitment to Community Colleges. Attire for the banquet was business professional or formal.

Congratulations to the 2023 Howard Cherry Award winners! Click here for the press release.

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