california community colleges veterans summit

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march 3-4, 2016
pacific palms resort

About the California Community Colleges Veterans Summit

The Veterans Summit is designed to share information and best practices for faculty, administrators and staff who work with student veterans on California Community College, California State University and University of California campuses. For some, the Summit provides an opportunity to learn from those who have significant experience serving student veterans and offers the chance to make important contacts. For others, it provides an opportunity to share and showcase practices that have been effective at their college, hopefully helping to shorten the learning curve for others.

Effectively serving student veterans became an increasingly important focus of the California Community Colleges as large numbers of service members returned from Iraq and Afghanistan. Community colleges have responded to the unique needs of veterans, active duty military members and their families by expanding supportive services available to these students through the formation of Veteran Resource Centers. Since the formation of the Veterans Summit, the number of community colleges with dedicated Veterans Centers on campus has increased from 15 to 69.

Join educators throughout the state for two days of professional development March 3-4, 2016 at the Pacific Palms Resort. The fifth Veterans Summit will include panel discussions on student veteran issues with subject-matter experts, keynote speakers, and opportunities for regional meetings.

Who should attend

Counselors, deans, certifying officials, administrators, trustees, instructional faculty members and statewide leaders from the California Community Colleges, California State University and University of California are invited to attend.

Session Proposals

Share your professional expertise and best practices with faculty, administrators, and staff who work with student veterans. Concurrent session proposals must be submitted by November 15, 2015 for consideration.

Hotel Information

Pacific Palms Resort

One Industry Hills Parkway
City of Industry, CA 91744

Room Rate: $120 per night

Reservations Instructions: Book online using login CCCCO and password Veterans (case sensitive) to receive the group rate. Or call 1-800-524-4557 and mention “Veterans Summit” when booking.

Transportation: Discounted Super Shuttle rates from Los Angeles area airports are available here, using discount code CCCO. Rates are $45.00 for the first passenger and $9.00 for each additional passenger.

Parking: Self-parking is available at the hotel property at no charge.

Internet: Free Wi-fi is available in guest rooms and in public spaces.

Registration Costs

Early and Late Registration Fees

$250 Early Registration Fee (on or before February 5, 2016)

$275 Late Registration Fee (after February 5, 2016)

Travel Stipend

A limited number of travel stipends are available for California Community College counselors, certifying officials and DSPS professionals. During the registration process you will have the opportunity to request a travel stipend. Once we have reviewed your travel stipend request, we will send an email with the status of the request.

Cancellation Policy

Please note the last day to cancel your registration without penalty is February 19, 2016. Cancellations must be submitted in writing to on or before February 19, 2016. Refunds will not be granted for cancellations after the cancellation deadline. Registration will not be cancelled due to non-payment, even if registration costs were discounted. You and/or your college will be invoiced for the total registration fees upon the conclusion of the event, including “no show” registrants. After February 19, 2016, substitutions will be allowed but no refunds will be made.

Contact Information

Please direct any questions to David Lawrence, Veterans Services Specialist, at (916) 327-0749 or email David at