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Annual Summer Conference

Programs & Events

We're excited to host this year's #CaCCCHE24 at Stanford University. The 2024 SumCon planning committee is hard at work creating a memorable experience for the 2024 CaCCCHE Annual Conference on The Farm in Stanford, CA.  

See below an overview of our conference schedule and what to expect. The full conference schedule with titles and abstracts will be available later this year.

Introducing our e-conference program booklet!

All information you need for the conference can be found in this booklet.

Day 1

Wednesday, June 26

9:00am - Check-In Opens for Pre-conference Attendees

10:00am -3:00pm - Pre-Conference Sessions

12:00pm - Lunch provided. Pre-Conference Attendees

2:00pm - Check-In Opens for all Summer Conference Attendees

4:00pm - Opening Ceremony

6:30pm - Dinner

8:00pm - CaCCCHE No Host Social

Day 2

Thursday, June 27

8:00am - Check-In and Breakfast Available

9:00am - Opening remarks & announcements

9:30am - 10:30am - Keynote Address

10:40am - 11:30 - Session 1 : Roundtable Discussion

11:40am - 12:30pm - Session 2: Workshops

12:30pm-1:30pm - Lunch

1:40pm -2:30pm - Session 3: Workshops

2:40-3:40pm - Campus Tour/Free Time

3:50-4:20pm - Closing, Day 1

7p- 8:30p- N0-Host Social

Day 3

Friday, June 28

8:30am - Breakfast

9:00am- 9:20am - Check In/Welcome

9:30am - 10:20am - Session 4: Breakout Sessions

10:30am - 11:30am - Collective Workshop

11:30am - CaCCCHE Legacy Awards & Recognition

11:50pm- 12:20p - Transition/ Wrap-up

12:20pm - To Go Lunch Available

Featured Keynote Speakers


Opening Keynote

Dr. Gina Ann Garcia 

Dr. Gina Ann Garcia is a professor in the School of Education at UC Berkeley. Her research centers on issues of equity and justice in higher education with an emphasis on understanding how Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs) embrace and enact an organizational identity for serving minoritized populations. She explores the experiences of administrators, faculty, and staff at HSIs and the outcomes of students attending these institutions. As an equity-minded scholar, she tends to the ways that race and racism have shaped institutions of higher education.Dr. Garcia is the author of Becoming Hispanic-Serving Institutions: Opportunities for Colleges & Universities for which she won the American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education Book of the Year Award in 2020 and the editor of the book Hispanic-Serving Institutions in Practice: Defining “Servingness” at HSIs. Her newest book, Transforming Hispanic Serving Institutions for Equity and Justice was released in Spring 2023 and is now available. She has delivered over 150 public lectures and workshops across the country and consults directly with HSIs to work towards organizational transformation. She is also the host of the popular podcast ¿Qué pasa, HSIs? and founded the Cal HSI Center which advances HSI research that informs practice and policy. Dr. Garcia graduated from California State University, Northridge with a bachelor’s degree in marketing, the University of Maryland, College Park with a master’s degree in college student personnel, and the University of California, Los Angeles with a Ph.D. in higher education and organizational change. She is a proud alumna of a HSI and was a Title V Coordinator at Cal State University, Fullerton which drives and motivates her research and praxis.

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Closing Keynote

Dr. Dawn Lee

Dawn Lee, Ph.D. (she/they) is a professional development specialist and equity strategist. Her joys are helping people and groups grow and transform through teaching, facilitating, training, coaching, and restorative mediation. As the Founder of Abundant Strategies Collective, she brings over 20 years of experience as a consultant and strategist who accompanies and guides organizations through change management, and coach for diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging-minded professionals. Professionally, she is the Faculty Director for Professional and Organizational Development at De Anza College and part-time faculty in Asian American Studies at San Jose State University. She is a Gallup CliftonStrengths Certified Coach, an INIFAC Certified Virtual Facilitator, and is completing her coaching certification through Organizational and Relationship Systems Coaching (ORSC) training from CRR Global. She holds a Ph.D. in Cultural Studies and an M.A. in American Studies.

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Concurrent Sessions

10:40am-11:30am - Roundtables

  • Roundtable: General Cultural Centers/Social Justice spaces and programs
  • Roundtable: Asian Pacific Islander Centers & Programs 
  • Roundtable: Latine/x Centers & Programs 
  • Roundtable: Black Resource Centers & Programs
  • Roundtable: Native/Indigenous Centers & Programs
  • Roundtable: LGBTIA2+ Centers & Programs
  • Roundtable: Parents and/or With Dependents

11:40am-12:30pm- Concurrent Sessions

  • Sound Bath Meditation
  • Quiet Sensory Room
  • The Power of Place-Based Learning
  • Listen to Our Aunties
  • When Students Come For You or Your Team: Managing Students and Campus Leadership

1:40-2:30pm - Concurrent Sessions

  • Breath & Movement Awareness to Manage Stress and Triggers
  • Quiet Sensory Room
  • Women's Center: Transforming Our Collective and Identities
  • Unveiling Resilience: Navigating Trauma with Empathy and Checking Our Trauma in Higher Education for Students of Color
  • I Love the Work, But the Work Doesn't Love Me: Findings of A Narrative Study on Transgender Staff of Color Who Report Discrimination in Higher Education

California Council of Cultural Centers in Higher Education

a network of social justice educators & practitioners