2019 NASPA Community Colleges Division Annual Conference Guide

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January 17, 2019

The Community Colleges Division Board is excited for the upcoming 2019 NASPA Annual Conference in Los Angeles, CA! To celebrate, we’ve curated a list of some featured sessions relevant to community college professionals for your perusal.

 We encourage you to read the updated competencies document as you prepare for your journey to Los Angeles, and to find unique ways to integrate it with your conference experience before, during, and after your stay.

Highlighted Events & Meetings

The Community Colleges Division invites you to attend any of the below open meetings and reception to network with fellow community college colleagues and share with us your thoughts and feedback on how we can better serve you! All meetings below are open to all attendees.

Date/Time & Event Name Venue/Room
Monday, March 11, 2019
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Community Colleges Town Hall JW Marriott LA Live, Platinum G
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Community Colleges Division Latinx/a/o Task Force Meeting JW Marriott LA Live, Studio II
6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Community Colleges Networking Reception JW Marriott LA Live, Plaza III

Community Colleges Division Sponsored Programs

Each year, program presenters can submit their content for sponsorship from the Community Colleges Division. The below programs reflect those programs who've received this sponsorship and the Division strongly encourages you consider attend. 

Date/Time & Event Name


Monday, March 11, 2019

11:15 a.m. – 12:05 p.m.

Challenges and Opportunities for Latinx Students and Professionals in Community College

LA Convention Center, 502 B

1:15 p.m. – 2:05 p.m.

Examining the Lived Experiences of Foster Youth and Administrators in the Urban Community College Environment

LA Convention Center, 303 AB

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

8:00 a.m. – 8:50 a.m.

When 2 + 2 is Not Enough: Strategies for Creating and Sustaining Multi-campus Transfer Partnerships Focused on Student Success

LA Convention Center, 409 A

2:30 p.m. – 3:20 p.m.

Navigating the Community College Experience: Issues, Trends, and Best Practices LA Convention Center, 409 A

Additional Programs & Events for Community College Professionals

Below is a list of additional workshops of interest for community college professionals. Please note, this list is not exhaustive, and attendees should still review the NASPA Mobile App and/or printed conference book for full program details.

Date/Time & Event Name


Monday, March 11, 2019

10:10 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

ADVANCE-ing Students from Community College to the Four-Year Degree: A Partnership for Student Success

JW Marriott LA Live, Diamond 7

1:15 p.m. – 2:05 p.m.

Measuring Up: How Community Colleges Track and Analyze Progress Toward Completion                                        

LA Convention Center, 501 A

2:30 p.m. - 3:20 p.m.

Demystifying the Periphery: A Conversational Look at Community Cultural Wealth for Undocumented Students and Practitioners in Community Colleges

LA Convention Center, 512

2:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.

Community College VPSA Roundtable

JW Marriott LA Live, Diamond 6

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

8:00 a.m. - 8:50 a.m.

What Makes Students Stay: Exploring Involvement Factors on Student Persistence at the Community College

JW Marriott LA Live, Diamond 7

Examining Markers of Success for Men of Color in Community Colleges: Examples of Minority Male Initiative Database Analyses

JW Marriott LA Live, Diamond 6

10:10 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Igniting Social Change on Community College Campuses: Building Best Practices for Institutional Efforts to Advance Equity

LA Convention Center, 409 A


Room locations may change before the conference. Check your physical and digital guides upon arrival, or consult the NASPA website.

Community Colleges Award Winners

The Community Colleges Division is committed to recognizing and celebrating great work being done on community college campuses and by community college professionals and is excited to announce the recipients of our awards, Community Colleges Professional Award and the Community College Research and Scholarship Award. Thank you to all those who submitted nominations and to our dedicated team of reviewers who helped select the winners.

2019 Community Colleges Professional Award Recipient
Anthony Gutierrez, Ed.D.
Faculty Coordinator, Office of Student Life and Leadership
Cuesta College

2019 Community Colleges Research & Scholarship Award Recipient
Eboni Zamani-Gallaher, Ph.D.
Professor of Higher Education/Community College Leadership and Associate Head of the Department of Education Policy, Organization, and Leadership
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Follow Us!

Be sure to keep up with us before, during, and after the conference through the following channels:
@NASPA_CCD on Twitter


 Don’t forget to visit the 2019 NASPA Annual Conference website for more information. We look forward to welcoming you to Los Angeles, CA!

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