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OCCA congratulates community colleges’ Class of 2024 – 6/5/2024

OCCA Board selects Abby Lee as new Executive Director – 5/17/2024

OCCA announces 2024 All-Oregon Academic Team – 4/8/2024

Marketing council honors Oregon Community College Association at national conference – 4/1/2024

OCCA pleased with legislative session outcomes – 3/26/2024


OCCA Board identifies Oregon Opportunity Grant, corequisite education as 2024 legislative priorities – 12/14/2023

OP-ED: Community colleges worth the investment– 11/9/2023

OCCA announces 2023 Howard Cherry Award winners – 10/19/2023

Oregon community colleges drive $9.6 billion economic impact and foster job growth, reveals new data – 8/15/2023

OCCA announces 2023-24 Executive Committee – 7/10/2023

Legislature approves Community College Support Fund, capital construction – 6/23/2023

Legislature passes SB 523, expanding opportunities for nursing education at Oregon community colleges– 6/16/2023

HECC approves redesigned community college funding model – 6/8/2023

Joint Subcommittee on Education approves increase to Community College Support Fund, Opportunity Grant – 6/1/2023

Higher than expected revenue forecast means legislators must protect students and community college from cuts – 5/17/2023

OCCA announces 2023 All-Oregon Academic Team – 4/13/2023

Governor’s Recommended Budget increases funds for community colleges, but additional investment needed – 1/31/2023

OCCA to advocate for funding, BSN, student aid in 2023 Legislative Session – 1/13/23


Report recommends Oregon invest in higher education for greater prosperity and equity – 10/27/22

OCCA announces 2022 Howard Cherry Award winners – 10/18/22

OCCA announces 2022-23 Executive Committee – 7/1/22

OCCA announces 2022 All-Oregon Academic Team – 4/8/22

2022 Legislative Session ends with support for Career Pathways – 3/4/22

Community colleges celebrate CTE Month in February – 2/2/22

OCCA to advocate for cybersecurity funding, Future Ready Oregon proposal during February Legislative Session – 1/28/22

OCCA celebrates board members – 1/25/22



     Governor’s Recommended Budget keeps community college funding flat12/2/20
     HECC 4th week fall enrollment data shows steep declines for community colleges11/13/20
     Community college board members, leaders honored11/10/20
     Oregon Community College Association hires Communications Director10/19/20
     Oregon Community College Association announces officers, committee membership10/14/20

Media/News Contact:

Casey White-Zollman, OCCA Communications Director –

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