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Join Us

Benefits of Membership: 

  • Annual conference featuring sessions and speakers of particular interest to CCA colleges

  • Fall Conference hosted by one of our members featuring speakers 

  • One complimentary registration to the annual conference

  • Networking and sharing of academic resources and other best practices

  • Participation in regional grants

  • Affiliation with American Association of Community Colleges (AACC)

  • Information about specialized workshops and conferences in the Appalachian region that relate to priority topics identified by CCA members.

  • Increased networking and exposure - CCA has doubled membership in the last 5 years.

  • Annual Awards for Innovation, Excellence in Teaching, and Workforce Development

  • Opportunities to present and learn from best practices at our two national conferences

  • Ability to take advantage of CCA partnerships


Eligible Schools to Join:
Institutions eligible for membership in CCA are community colleges (and colleges and universities with two-year programs) located within the defined ARC Region or with a campus located within the defined ARC Region. To determine your institution's eligibility, please see the map in the section About the Appalachian Region.

How to Become a Member
Becoming a member is easy and a wise investment for your college. Simply contact Dr. Kevin Boys ( or Dr. Brian Swords ( for more information!

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