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.

June 10th Deadline Approaching

The 2019 Literary Magazine Competition deadline is right around the corner on June 10th. Be sure to submit your institution's literary magazine for review before the deadline as this is one of CCHA's annual highlights. More info below.

Publish Your Work

COMING TO THE 2017 NATIONAL CONFERENCE? Join our Director of Publications, Sydney Elliot, at session 52 to learn how to publish your work inCCHA's very own CCHR Journal. The Community College Humanities Review (CCHR) Journal, published bi-annually, is always looking for a wide variety of work from our members. The CCHR accepts scholarly work, fiction, non-fiction, poetry, & more. Click the link below to view our submission guidelines.

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.

Quote of the Month

"A further characteristic of this civilization is the impoverishment of ideas as a driving force of cultural life. Today images have primacy over ideas. For that reason, cinema, television, and now the internet have left books to one side, and, if the pessimistic predictions of the likes of George Steiner are correct, then books will soon be relegated to the catacombs."

From: Nobel Laureate Mario Vargas Llosa's essay, "The Civilization of the Spectacle," collected in Notes on the Death of Culture: Essays on Spectacle and Society

Membership Options

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


$ 10-50 /yr

Rates based on employment

Student, Adjunct, and Full-Time Options

Regional & National Conferences

Opportunities to Publish

CCHA Review Journal

Access to Member Content

Awards Programs


$ 500-950 /yr

Rates are based on FTE

Free Faculty Memberships

Annual Lit. Mag. Competition Entry at a 50% Discount

Free Copies of CCHA Publications

Special Grant Opportunities

Discounted Rates on CCHA Conference Fees

Sponsoring Institutions

$ 1500 /yr

Support the humanities for $4/day

All Institutional Membership Benefits, plus

More Free Faculty Memberships

Free Entry to the Annual Lit. Mag. Competition

Additional Copies of CCHA Publications

Additional Conference Discounts

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

Andrew Rusnak

Andrew Rusnak

Executive Director

Michael Jacobs

Michael Jacobs

Deputy Executive Director

William J. Tooma

William J. Tooma

Deputy Executive Director

Sydney Elliott

Sydney Elliott

Director of Publications

Gregory Campbell

Gregory Campbell

Deputy Executive Director

Fran O'Connor

Fran O'Connor

Director of Special Projects

Jessica Floyd

Jessica Floyd

Director of Communications & Marketing

Cathy Feehley

Cathy Feehley

Administrative Assistant

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