About the California Community Colleges Veterans Summit
We owe tremendous gratitude to our military veterans who have endured immense sacrifice in defense of our nation. With an estimated 1.8 million veterans residing in California, our state’s veteran population is the largest in the nation. Many of the increasing number of veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan will look to one of the 113 California community colleges as the most easily accessible and affordable educational options available
The California community college system is continuously seeking ways to improve the educational experience of our student veterans. Through these efforts, the Veterans Summit was created. The purpose of the Veterans Summit is to ensure information and best practices can be shared between faculty, administrators and staff who work with student veterans on California Community College, California State University and University of California campuses. For some, the Summit provides an opportunity to learn from those who have significant experience serving student veterans and offers the chance to make important contacts. For others, it provides an opportunity to share and showcase practices that have been effective at their college, hopefully helping to shorten the learning curve for others.
Planning is underway for a sixth Veterans Summit to be held in the spring of 2017 in Northern California. Sign up below to be notified when additional information is available.
Who should attend
Counselors, deans, certifying officials, administrators, trustees, instructional faculty members and statewide leaders from the California Community Colleges, California State University and University of California are invited to attend.
Sign up for more information
A limited number of travel stipends are available for California Community College counselors, certifying officials and DSPS professionals. During the registration process you will have the opportunity to request a travel stipend. Once we have reviewed your travel stipend request, we will send an email with the status of the request.
Please note the last day to cancel your registration without penalty is 30 days prior to the event. Registration will not be cancelled due to non-payment, even if registration costs were discounted. You and/or your college will be invoiced for the total registration fees upon the conclusion of the event, including “no show” registrants. After February 19, 2016, substitutions will be allowed but no refunds will be made.