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.

Registration is 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.

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

"Unfortunately, in the civilization of the spectacle, the influence that culture exerts over politics does not help it maintain certain standards of excellence and integrity but instead contributes to its moral and civil decline, stimulating its worst aspects, including, for example, bad acting. I'm the prevailing culture, politics has been increasingly replacing ideas and ideals, intellectual debate and programmes, with mere publicity and an obsession with physical appearance. As a consequence, popularity and success are achieved not so much through intelligence or probity as through demagogy and a talent for histrionics. We are thus left with the curious paradox that while in authoritarian societies it is politics that corrupt and degrade culture, in modern democracies it is culture -- or what usurps the name -- that corrupts and degrades politics and politicians.

-Mario Vargas Llosa, Culture, Politics, and Power.

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


$ 500+ /yr

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

$ 2000 /yr

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

William J. Tooma

William J. Tooma

Deputy Director

Gregory Campbell

Gregory Campbell

Deputy Director

Sydney Elliott

Sydney Elliott

Director of Publications

Daniel Lewis

Daniel Lewis

Director of Membership

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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