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We are excited to welcome you to University of California, San Diego for the 2024 CaCCCHE Southern California Drive-In!

Our CaCCCHE Regional Drive-In Conference is a one-day professional development and networking opportunity hosted in collaboration with a member institution. The Drive-In Conference generally features a keynote speaker, invited presenters/panelists, concurrent sessions, roundtable discussions, campus tours, networking socials, and more. Drive-In Conference Registration is free to persons with an active CaCCCHE membership.

Drive-In Conference Fees

  • Non-CaCCCHE Member: $75.00
  • CaCCCHE Active Membership Registration: No Fee 
  • Undergraduate Student Registration: $65 *Must be nominated and employed by current CaCCCHE individual or institutional members.

Register Link:

Register Online

Drive-In Conference Schedule

Tentative Drive-In Schedule

*Schedule is subject to change

  • Check-In/Breakfast Open (Breakfast Provided), 8:30am
  • Official Welcome & Introductions, 9:00am
  • Roundtable Discussion 1, 10:00am
  • Featured Speaker 1(TBA), 11:15am
  • Lunch(Lunch provided), 12:30pm
  • Campus Identity-Based & Cross Cultural Centers Tour, 1:00pm
  • Guided Stretch/Energizer, 2:00pm
  • Roundtable Discussion 2, 2:15PM - 3:30pm
  • Featured Speaker 2(TBA), 3:30pm
  • Closing, 5:00pm
  • No host social, 6:00pm

Live Drive-In Schedule

Featured Speakers


 Featured Speaker 1: Dr. Alejandro Covarrubias

Session Title: Rooted Leadership: Working towards Justice with Authenticity and Integrity 

Description: This interactive keynote will invite participants to deepen and clarify their values, strengths, and intentions when doing equity and justice work as a tool for navigating the politics of their work environment and making difficult personal and professional decisions.  

Bio: Dr. Alejandro Covarrubias earned his Ed.D. in International and Multicultural Education with an emphasis in Human Rights Education from the University of San Francisco. He has over 15 years of experience in higher education serving as the former Co-Director of the Cultural Centers at the University of San Francisco, as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Leadership Studies at the University of San Francisco; and most recently as Executive Director of Equity, Access, and Belonging at California Polytechnic University, Pomona.

Dr. Ale is now a full time organizational development consultant grounded in equity, diversity, inclusion, and justice. He works with universities, community colleges, nonprofits, and unions with a focus on strategic planning, coaching, and training. He is also full time faculty for the Social Justice Training Institute.  

Ale is grounded in the power of critical hope and he is dedicated to challenging himself and others to think critically about liberation and justice through the head, the heart, and the body.

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Featured Speaker 2: Joseph Ruanto-Ramirez

Session Title: I'm Searching For A Real Love,' or, How Complex Personhood & Community Romance Got Me Singing Mary J. Blige at CaCCCHE

Description: Student Affairs, cultural centers, and resource centers always talks about "community," yet we never really define what "community" is, but more so, what we imagine it to be. So how do we romanticize "community?" What does CaCCCHE have to do with "love for community" and "love for, of self?"

Joseph Allen Ruanto-Ramirez, as his students and community members know him as Professor JoJo, is a Queer, Indigenous Asian, refugee scholar-activist. He received his BA in Ethnic Studies from UC San Diego, his MA in Sociological Practice from CSU San Marcos, and is about to defend his dissertation in an interfield doctoral program in Cultural Studies - American Studies from Claremont Graduate University. He is an Assistant Professor of Ethnic Studies and the Director of the Asian American Studies Program at Southwestern College, while also serving as a Visiting Professor in Asian American Studies at San Diego State University. He also is the Commissioner for Asian & Pacific Islander Relations for the County of San Diego's Human Relations Commission, chair of the San Diego County Office of Education's Asian American & Pasifika Advisory Committee, Chair of the San Diego Unified School District's Ethnic Studies Advisory Board, and member of the Advisory Board for the County of San Diego Office of Education's LGBTQ Curriculum Task Force. His consulting business, Professor JoJo Consulting, is managed by the Asian Business Association of San Diego and works closely with the Asian & Pacific Islander Coalition of San Diego, an coalition of over 50 API organizations, businesses, and nonprofits. 

Nearby Hotel Reccomendations

**CaCCCHE currently does not have any group rate discounts.

Sheraton La Jolla Hotel

3299 Holiday Ct, La Jolla, CA 92037

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Hyatt Regency La Jolla At Aventine

3777 La Jolla Village Dr, San Diego, CA 92122

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Getting to the Drive-In



The closest parking garage to Price Center is Gilman Parking Structure

Address: 252 Russell Ln, La Jolla, CA 92093

Parking Rates

Visitor (V) Parking Rates (ParkMobile zone 4752)

  • 30 minutes or less: no charge
  • Each additional hour: $4.20 (daily maximum $33.60)
  • After 5 p.m. weekdays and on weekends: $2.10/hr. (maximum $8.40)

Pay Stations

  • Pay stations sell Visitor (V) permits. Pay stations do not dispense change. Pay with any combination of the following:
  • Visa, MasterCard or American Express
  • Pay with ParkMobile — Pay for and extend parking sessions

Additional information about parking can be found here:

Conference Location: Price Center

All CaCCCHE drive-in activities will occur at the UCSD Price Center

Driving Directions

  • Price Center East
  • From the North/South:
  • Interstate 5 South Exit LA JOLLA VILLAGE DRIVE
  • Go west on La Jolla Village Drive
  • Turn right at Villa La Jolla Drive to enter the UC San Diego campus
  • Proceed straight until you reach the Gilman Parking Structure, at the corner of Villa La Jolla Drive and Gilman Drive

Price Center Directory & Map:

Campus Map

UCSD campus size is 1,976 acres! We encourage attendees to pinpoint the Price Center or Gilman Parking Structure as the focal points.

Walking from Gilman Parking Structure

  • Head north on Russell Drive
  • Turn left on Lyman Lane
  • Price Center will be on the right

Walking Map:

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a network of social justice educators & practitioners