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California Community Colleges Chief Information Systems Officers Association (CISOA)More than 265 people, including 90 vendors from 61 companies, have thus far registered for the 2015 California Community Colleges (CCC) Chief Information Systems Officers Association (CISOA) conference in March.


CISOA has partnered with the California Community College Banner group (3CBG) and Ellucian for this year’s conference, which will be held March 8 through March 11 in Monterey, CA, and is expected to reach well over 300 attendees.

The conference will feature a comprehensive schedule, including sessions on security, legal issues in IT, best practices and the major components of Ellucian Banner for both technical and front-end users. CCC Chancellor Dr. Brice Harris is the conference keynote speaker on March 9. John Kopche, Chief Technology Officer for Ellucian, will speak on March 10.

The conference is a full day longer than last year’s, and will offer an increased number of important sessions, such as roundtable discussions and information-rich presentations on numerous areas of interest to CCC staff.

“There is something for everyone at this year’s conference,” said James Temple, Conference Chair and Associate Vice President, Information Technology, College of the Canyons. “If you are a head of an IT department, technician, or an end-user of Ellucian’s Banner product, we have something for you.”

Registration information is available on the CISOA website at

Sandoval Chagoya is the Communications Director for the
California Community Colleges Technology Center at Butte College.