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Community Colleges Division 2020 Annual Conference Guide

Community Colleges Division Mid-Level New Professional Senior Level
February 6, 2020

The Community Colleges Division Board is excited for the upcoming 2020 NASPA Annual Conference in Austin, TX! To assist you in navigating the numerous sessions offered, the Division has curated a list of highlighted meetings, events, and sessions for your consideration.

Please note that this guide offers only a selection of highly engaging programs to be offered at #NASPA2020. For a complete listing of programs, please refer to your printed program book or the NASPA mobile App

We encourage you to read the updated competencies document as you prepare for your journey to Austin, 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.

Monday, March 30


3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

NASPA Community Colleges Latinx/a/o Task Force Meeting

Hilton, Boardroom 401

5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Community Colleges Networking Reception

JW Marriott, Room 402/403

Tuesday, March 31


11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Community Colleges Town Hall

JW Marriott, Grand Salon 3


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. 

Tuesday, March 31


8:00 a.m. – 8:50 a.m.

Navigating the Community College Experience: Issues, Trends, and Best Practices

Austin Convention Center, 18B

9:10 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Community Colleges; Then, Now, and the Future

Austin Convention Center, Room 7

11:20 a.m. – 12:10 p.m.

Community Colleges Preparing Students for Future Work in a World of Diversity, Robotics, and Artificial Intelligence

Austin Convention Center, Room 7


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.

Monday, March 30


9:10 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Building Sustainable Partnerships to Support First-generation College Student Success

JW Marriott, Lone Star C

10:15 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Community College VPSA Roundtable

Hilton, Room 412

11:15 a.m. - 12:05 p.m.

Impacting the Success of Latinx Students in Community Colleges

Hilton, Room 408

2:45 p.m. – 3:35 p.m.

Crafting Innovative Transfer Resources for 2-year and 4-year Institutions

Austin Convention Center, Expo Hall 2

2:45 p.m. – 3:35 p.m.

Guided Pathways: Student Advising Experiences

JW Marriott, Lone Star A

4:00 p.m. – 4:50 p.m.

Transforming the Community College EXPerience

Hilton, Room 412

Tuesday, March 31


8:00 a.m. – 8:50 a.m.

How We Built This: Adopting a Culture of Coaching to Improve Student Outcomes

JW Marriott, Room 306


10:15 a.m. – 11:05 p.m.

Ascending to the Community College or University Presidency Through Student Affairs

JW Marriott, Lone Star F

11:20 a.m. – 12:10 p.m.

First Among Equals: Creating New First-gen Focused Faculty Initiatives

Hilton, Governor’s Salon B


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

Community Colleges Award Winner

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 recipient of our award, the Community Colleges Professional Award Thank you to all those who submitted nominations and to our dedicated team of reviewers who helped select the winners. 

2020 Community Colleges Professional Award Recipient
Lisa Perez Miller, M.Ed.
Vice President of Students/Enrollment Management
Pratt Community College

Follow Us

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

Don’t forget to visit the 2020 NASPA Annual Conference website for more information. We look forward to welcoming you to Austin, TX!