About CCHA

The Community College Humanities Association (CCHA), founded in 1979, is the only national organization of its kind for humanities faculty and administrators in two-year colleges. It is dedicated to preserving and strengthening the humanities in two-year colleges.

CCHA serves as a catalyst for defining the issues which face humanities faculty and administrators today, finding solutions to problems in the field, and establishing a communications network for humanists.

Early Registration Now Open for the 2017 National CCHA Conference

Our National Conference will be held in CCHA's new home of Baltimore, Maryland, this year. Join us at the lovely Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel from November 9-11 for what will certainly be a wonderful conference.

Quote of the Month

"The humanities have been threatened since their very beginning. Socratic questioning is unsettling, and people in power often prefer docile followers to independent citizens able to think for themselves. Furthermore, a lively imagination, alert to the situations, desires, and sufferings of others is a taxing achievement; moral obtuseness is so much easier. So we should not be surprised that the humanities are under assault, now as ever. The battle for responsible democracy and alert citizenship is always difficult and uncertain. But it is both urgent and winnable, and the humanities are a large part of winning it."

From: Not For Profit: Why Democracy Needs the Humanities, by Martha Nussbaum

Community College Humanities Review Journal

The Community College Humanities Review (CCHR) journal, published biannually by the Community College Humanities Association (CCHA), has gone through an extensive redesign and reevaluation of editorial content. Along with the publication’s historical penchant for outstanding peer-reviewed scholarship, CCHR will now publish essays on pedagogy, faculty profiles, book reviews, columns, poetry, fiction, and first-person reflections on life as a community college humanities professor. The second issue of volume one is now available.

Proposals Now Being Accepted for the 2017 National Conference in Baltimore, MD

The call for proposals is officially out for CCHA's 2017 National Conference in Baltimore's beautiful Inner Harbor District. Hosted by CCHA's new institutional home, the Community College of Baltimore County, the conference will be held November 9-11, 2017. Use the link below to find out more and to submit your proposal today. The deadline for proposal submissions is Monday, May 15th, and this date will not be extended.

Membership Options

There are three types of memberships. Learn more about each membership to find the best fit for you.


$ 10+ /yr

Student, Adjunct, and Full-Time Options

Regional & National Conferences

Opportunities to Publish

CCHA Review Journal

Access to Member Content

Awards Programs


$ 300+ /yr

Regional and National Conferences

Annual Lit. Mag. Competition – 50% Discount

CCHA Publications

Special Grant Opportunities

Liaison Officer - 20% Discount on Conference Fee

Sponsoring Institutional

$ 850 /yr

All the Benefits of an Institutional Membership, plus

Group Rate Availability for Divisional and National Conferences

Prominent Listing as Sponsoring Institutional Member at Conferences

Prominent Listing as Sponsoring Institution on Website

Renew your CCHA membership

We value the continuing support of our members and others who value the essential contributions of the humanities for today's students, both as individuals and as members of society. Individual CCHA membership unites you with your colleagues at two-year colleges across the nation in shaping and strengthening the humanities. Institutional CCHA membership makes a valuable contribution to the advancement of the humanities at two-year colleges. ***Please note that the option to renew is ONLY available for an EXPIRED MEMBERSHIP.***

Meet the CCHA Team

Members at large from 2015-2016.
Andrew Rusnak

Andrew Rusnak

Executive Director

William J. Tooma

William J. Tooma

Deputy Executive Director

Sydney Elliott

Sydney Elliott

Director of Publications

Daniel Lewis

Daniel Lewis

Director of Membership

Gregory Campbell

Gregory Campbell

Director of Content

Fran O'Connor

Fran O'Connor

Director of Marketing

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