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									     It Takes a College…
                      California Community Colleges
                   Student Services Annual Conference
                                       April 9-11, 2008

On behalf of the California Community Colleges, the Student Services Division extends an invitation for
you to join us at the Student Services Annual Conference. As we face the prospect of cuts to our
program budget for 08/09, this is an important opportunity to come together to share experiences and
learn ways to improve our ability to serve students.

The conference will be held at The Westin Los Angeles Airport on April 9-11, 2008. This
announcement includes information about conference registration, fees, hotel reservations, travel
arrangements, and a preliminary schedule of events.

As the California Community Colleges unite to implement the Basic Skills Initiative to help more
students achieve academic success, the System Office invites you to join us as we bring back the
Student Services Annual Conference. It Takes a College… is the theme and the conference will focus
on programs and practices that provide access and enable students to stay successfully enrolled
through collaboration between student services and instruction. Proposed topics include:

   Issues and effective practices in outreach, admissions, assessment, financial aid, counseling,
    tutoring, and transfer
   Technical assistance and effective practices in EOPS, CARE, CalWORKs, DSP&S,
    Foster Youth Success Initiative, Troops to College, and Student Equity
   State and national models for institutional approaches to student success including Achieving the
    Dream, Equity for All, and the SSPIRE Initiative (Student Support Partnership Integrating
    Resources and Education).
   And more!

The Registration Form and hotel information are below and are also posted on our web site,
together with the Call for Presentations, at:

Mark your calendars NOW for the “Student Services Annual Conference” and I look forward to seeing
you on April 9 - 11, 2008!


Linda Michalowski, Vice Chancellor
Student Services and Special Programs
                       Student Services Annual Conference Details

                                       April 9 - 11, 2008
                                  The Westin Los Angeles Airport

Registration fees for the 3-day conference are:      Contact Julie Moore
$275 if postmarked by March 3, 2008                  (916) 445-5207
$325 if postmarked after March 3, 2008.    
These fees include conference materials, two
continental breakfasts, two lunches, breaks,
Thursday reception and Friday brunch.
                                                         STUDENT SERVICES ANNUAL
Payment must accompany registration either
by check or purchase order. Credit cards                       CONFERENCE
cannot be accepted at this time. Telephone                 TENTATIVE SCHEDULE
registrations will not be accepted.
Pre-conference activities on April 8, 2008 have                      Tuesday, April 8, 2008
an additional fee:                                     9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. California Community
                                                               College Enrollment Management Workshops
$75 if postmarked by March 3, 2008                     9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Matriculation Advisory &
$100 if postmarked after March 3, 2008                         Counseling Advisory Committees
These fees include meeting materials,                  9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. CARE Training
continental breakfast, lunch, and afternoon            9:30 a.m. -   3:00 p.m. Umoja Community
break.                                                         Regional Symposium – Southern California
                                                      11:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. CalWORKs Association

CANCELLATION POLICY                                                 Conference
All cancellations must be in writing. No                       Wednesday, April 9, 2008
refunds will be granted for cancellations              7:30 a.m. -     4:30 p.m.   Registration
postmarked after March 3 and for "no shows."           7:30 a.m. -     8:30 p.m.   Continental Breakfast
                                                       8:30 a.m. -     9:45 a.m.   Opening Session
Written cancellations must be directed to Julie
                                                      10:00 a.m. -    11:15 a.m.   Workshops
Moore, California Community Colleges, 1102            11:30 a.m. -     1:00 p.m.   Lunch
Q Street, Sacramento, CA 95811 or by email            1:15 p.m. -      4:30 p.m.   Workshops
at All refunds will be
processed after the conference, less a $25                      Thursday, April 10, 2008
                                                       7:30 a.m. -     4:30 p.m.   Registration
processing fee.
                                                       7:30 a.m. -     8:30 p.m.   Continental Breakfast
                                                       8:30 a.m. -    11:15 p.m.   Workshops
RETURNED CHECKS                                       11:30 a.m. -     1:00 p.m.   Lunch
There will be a $25 service charge for all             1:15 p.m. -     4:30 p.m.   Workshops
                                                       5:30 p.m. -     7:00 p.m    Reception
insufficient funds checks returned to the
System Office.                                                       Friday, April 11, 2008
                                                       7:30 a.m. -    10:00 a.m.   Registration
                                                       7:30 a.m. -     8:30 a.m.   Coffee
                                                       8:30 a.m. -     9:45 p.m.   Workshops
                                                      10:00 a.m. -    12:00 p.m.   Lunch and Closing
                              HOTEL/TRAVEL INFORMATION

                                              The Westin Los Angeles Airport
                                              5400 West Century Blvd.
                                              Los Angeles, CA 90045
                                              (310) 216-5858

Hotel Reservations
All conference events will be held at The Westin Los Angeles Airport. For more information on the
services and amenities The Westin Los Angeles Airport offers, please visit the site at: STUDENT

A block of rooms have been reserved at the special group rate of $110 single/double ($120 triple).
This rate is also available three days pre- and post-conference dates, based on availability. Make
your hotel reservation online by going to STUDENT SERVICES ANNUAL CONFERENCE which will take you
directly into our room block. Or you may also call the hotel directly at (310) 216-5858 or toll free at
(800) 937-8461. Be sure to mention that you are attending the “Student Services Annual

The special conference rate is guaranteed online or by phone only if reservations are made by
March 13, 2008. Reservations made after that date are on a space available basis only. Be sure to
book early as the hotel may sell out of the special group rate rooms earlier than the deadline.

Please contact Julie Moore at or by phone at 916-445-5207 if you have any
problems with your hotel reservations.

Travel Information
The Westin Los Angeles Airport provides complimentary 24-hour shuttle service from LAX.

Self parking is available at a discounted rate of $10.00 per day (in-and-out privileges for overnight
guests) and Valet parking is $26.00 per day.

Enterprise Rental Car is on the property. To check for discounted prices, log on to the web site:
                            Student Services Annual Conference
                         April 9-11, 2008, The Westin Los Angeles Airport

Name for Badge (please print or type)               REGISTRATION FEES:
                                                        A. Regular Registration
Title: ____________________________________                 $275      $325 (after Mar 3)       $________
                                                        (includes Wednesday continental breakfast and lunch,
College/Organization: ______________________            Thursday continental breakfast, lunch and reception,
                                                        and Friday brunch)
Address: _________________________________
                                                        B. Daily Registration
City: ___________________ State: ___ Zip _____          (for those unable to attend entire conference)
                                                        Wednesday, April 9 (includes continental breakfast
Telephone: _______________________________              and lunch)
                                                            $125     $150 (after Mar 3)      $________
Email: ___________________________________
                                                        Thursday, April 10 (includes continental breakfast,
                                                        lunch and reception)
                                                            $150      $175 (after Mar 3)      $________
Special Needs:
(advance notice required by March 3, 2008)              Friday, April 11 (includes coffee and brunch)
                                                            $125       $150 (after Mar 3)      $________
    Dietary - Strict Vegetarian
    Conference Program in Alternate Format
                                                        C. Pre-Conference Activities
      □ Large Print □ Braille □ Electronic
                                                            $75       $100 (after Mar 3)      $________
    Sign Language Interpreter                          (includes Tuesday continental breakfast, lunch and
    Mobility Accommodations (please indicate)          afternoon break) Indicate which Pre-Conference
 ______________________________________                 you are attending:
Separate arrangements for special needs
accommodations associated with your lodging             D. Guest Events
must be made directly with the hotel.                       Wednesday lunch           $35      $________
                                                            Thursday lunch            $35      $________
                                                            Thursday reception        $35      $________
Make check payable to:                                      Friday brunch             $35      $________
Board of Governors, California Community
Colleges                                                E. Presenter Discount
                                                           $25                                 $ (______)

                                                        F. Amount Enclosed:                    $________
Mail this form and check or purchase order to:
       Julie Moore
                                                                       PAYMENT RECEIVED
       California Community Colleges
       1102 Q Street                                Amount $__________
       Sacramento, CA 95811-6549
                                                    □   Purchase Order (paid - _______________)
                                                    □   Personal Check # ___________________
                                                    □   Organization Check # ________________
                                                    □   Cash

                                                    Received by: _______________ Date: ____________

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