About CCHA

The Community College Humanities Association (CCHA), founded in 1979, is the only national organization for humanities faculty and administrators in two-year colleges. It is dedicated to strengthening and growing the humanities in two-year colleges as well as creating awareness of the value of humanities education for students, parents, employers, and members of the community. Since humanities study in higher education is not static, CCHA serves as a catalyst for defining and finding progressive solutions to the many fluid and mutable issues that face community college humanities faculty and administrators.

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 first issue of volume four is now available.

Publish Your Work

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.

UPDATE: 2021 National Conference in Cleveland, Ohio!

In a decision based on extreme caution for the health of our members, CCHA has postponed the 2020 conference until 2021. It will still be held in Cleveland, Ohio, with our gracious hosts at Cuyahoga Community College. Specific dates will be announced once they have been finalized. More details to come, and we hope you are all safe and well at this time.

Quote of the Month

“Human beings,” though, “are essentially builders,” she noted, channeling Marx — “architects of ideas” as well as topplers of norms. Both gestures, affirmation and dissent, are “life-sustaining”; ideally they coexist, equipoised, twin components of a fulfilled life. A reconstructed university — and wider world — would depend on recovering the constructive and visionary impulse, which the [Humanities] profession had too long devalued in favor of critique. “Get building,” she enjoined the room.

Anna Kornbluh, of the University of Illinois at Chicago
as quoted in The Chronicle Review’s “Academe’s Extinction Event: Failure, Whiskey and Professional Collapse at the MLA,” by Andrew Kay.

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

Sarah Nanan

Sarah Nanan

Director of Membership

Jessica Floyd

Jessica Floyd

Director of Communications & Marketing

Cathy Feehley

Cathy Feehley

Administrative Assistant

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