CCSA Spring 2019 Meeting
Friday, May 10, 2019
at University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS)

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$55 includes breakfast, lunch, networking reception, and parking.

Register here.



A room block has been made at the Hyatt Place (Colorado Springs/Garden of the Gods).

Call 1-888-492-8847 or go online to and use “G-CCSA” as the group/corporate number to get a $104 rate.  A shuttle to campus is provided free of charge.


8:00-9:00              Check in and breakfast | University Center, Room 302

9:00-9:30              Welcome and ice breaker | University Center, Room 302

9:30-11:00           Keynote Speaker, Chet Sisk | University Center, Room 302

Chet Sisk is a futurist, author and former journalist who resides in Denver.  He will engage us in a two-part session to discuss challenges of the next 3-5 years (climate change, technological revolution, social interruption); potential complications on the horizon (job automation, lack of vision); areas of opportunity (“must-have” skills, skills related to climate change, mobilization and community engagement); opportunities specific to the Rocky Mountain region, new belief frameworks, and potential massive benefits of this change period.

11:00-12:30         Lunch, Networking, and Tours of UCCS Campus | University Center, Room 302

Tours start at 11:30 and 12 noon.

12:30-1:30           Business Meeting | University Center, Room 302

1:30-2:15              Table Talks | University Center, Rms. 302, 307, 308, 309

2:30-4:00              Keynote Speaker | University Center, Room 302

Rural Student Success in College & Careers, Andrew Crain

Many colleges throughout the United States are beginning to take notice of long-standing inequities among students from rural communities. Rural students face unique challenges in preparing for higher education and may require unique forms of support to achieve their desired goals. In this session, we will discuss themes from scholarly research on rural college students and highlight specific strategies which career centers might adopt to enhance rural student success. Participants will have the opportunity to discuss rural student challenges at their own institutions and consider ways in which services/programs could be targeted toward this demographic.

4:00-5:00              Networking Reception | University Center, Room 116

Hang out and meet new people, gain insight from colleagues on old problems, or grab a snack before you head home.