The statewide Community College Public Relations Organization is a professional development and service organization that seeks to promote excellence in California’s community college public relations and related professions. The organization serves as a central resource of information and provides counsel and assistance relating to the advancement of community colleges statewide and the professional growth of its members.

President’s Message

WOW, what a year! A pandemic, killer hornets, fires, the constant reminder of unjust racially-motivated violence in this country, only to name a few. The events over the past months are unlike any that most of us have ever faced. However, I am already looking forward to this year’s CCPRO Virtual Conference, April 9th, 16th, 23rd, and 30th, 2021. An opportunity for both veterans and freshmen to learn some tips and tricks about the rapidly and constantly evolving world of communicating, public relations, marketing, and advocating on behalf of California Community College.  Workshops will offer tactics on how to do our jobs better and celebrate the hard work occurring in our professions around our colleges and districts. Of course, much of the best value from the conference comes from the informal networking, strategy development, brainstorming, and support that seemed to occur during all facets of the conference.

Putting on a conference (especially when one is forced to be postponed) is a tremendous amount of work, particularly for an all-volunteer organization like CCPRO. I’d like to thank the CCPRO Board and everyone who helped with the conference. If you would like to learn more about CCPRO or help with the 2021 conference, please contact me or a CCPRO board member.

CCPRO is a success because of the support of community college marketers across California. When the call goes out to submit your best work for the CCPRO Awards, be sure to gather together your best work so you’ll have a chance for it to get the recognition it deserves. And consider submitting a request to conduct a workshop at the annual CCPRO conference – it’s your way to share your knowledge and spread the good ideas that can benefit other CCPRO members.

In 2021, CCPRO is excited to bring the fun to you virtually.

Can’t wait to see you in April 2021!

Warm regards.

Kristen Huyck, Ed.D.

CCPRO President

Director, Public & Government Relations, Marketing & Communications and Public

MiraCosta College