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The CISOA-3CBG 2017 Conference was held March 26-29 in Monterey, Calif.In March, nearly 300 college IT professionals gathered in Monterey, Calif., for a conference packed with sessions about current topics of the IT professional in management, security, information systems and IT curriculum.

The partnership of California Community Colleges Chief Information Systems Officers Association (CISOA) and California Community Colleges Banner Group (3CBG) presented a full agenda of conference sessions of interest to those who are part of the information technology arena in the California Community Colleges at the CISOA-3CBG 2017 conference.

The theme of this year’s conference was “Securing Student Information.” Attendees included Chief Information Systems Officers, Chief Instructional Officers, Chief Executive Officers, Chief Technology Officers, VPs of technology and network systems, directors of IT, directors of technology, systems architects, network administrators, network security officers, Information Security Officers, financial managers, financial aid staff, human resources staff, admissions and student records staff, and software and web developers.

CISOA-3CBG 2017 was held at the Hyatt Regency Monterey, March 26-29. The weather was exceptional allowing for scenes like this wave cresting on the rocks, Asilomar State Marine Reserve, Monterey Bay.


The conference included more than 70 sessions of specific interest to California Community Colleges IT personnel. From Butte College, Tom Onwiler, Chief Technology Officer, and Andrea Mox, District IT Manager, lead a session about the lifecycle replacement plan for acquisition and distribution of technology.


Tech Center sessions proved popular at this year’s event. John Sills, product manager for the Online Education Initiative, delivers a session on the OEI Course Exchange and the common course management system that had them standing room only and out the door. Visit for more information.


Gary Moser, CISOA past president, finds the opportunity to connect with colleagues from around the state.


Keith Franco, Statewide Services, mans the CCC Tech Center booth on the conference exhibition floor. District and college personnel interested in any of the services of the CCC Tech Center and its various programs are encouraged to contact Keith at (530) 520-3471 or Visit for more information.


Jeff Holden, Chief Information Security Officer for the CCC Tech Center, provided two presentations aligned with the conference theme, “Securing Student Information”: “The CCC Security Center” and “CIS 20 Critical Security Controls.” Visit for more information about tools and services available for districts and colleges.


Sean Keegan, Interim Director of the CCC Accessibility Center, delivered three presentations at CISOA, including information about policy models and tools and strategies for evaluating accessibility in website and web/IT applications. For more information about tools and services available to districts and colleges, visit


John Hadad, product manager for the Common Assessment Initiative, presents “CAI: Creating a Central, Scalable and Modern Technology Stack for Student Success.” Please visit for more information.


Tim Calhoon, Executive Director of the CCC Tech Center, updates attendees about the progress of CENIC (the Corporation for Education Networks in California), including the availability of 10g circuits, as well as funds to cover the cost of local circuits currently paid for by districts. More information is available from


Jane Linder, product manager for the CCC Tech Center, presents “Project Glue: Bringing IT Together.” Project Glue is a platform initiative to provide a single model of integration for all of the diverse projects that the Chancellor's Office has commissioned as part of the TTIP, OEI, CAI, and EPI grants. Glue currently integrates these applications with Banner, Colleague and Peoplesoft-based ERP/SIS systems. More information is available from


Mike Caruso, product manager for the CCC Tech Center, presents “Any Student Anywhere, With CCC MyPath: The Statewide Student Services Portal.” MyPath is offered to campuses as a tool for reducing risk and promoting student success objectives in a secure, accessible and mobile-friendly format that allows configuration by the local college. More information is available from


Attendees stay energized and engaged throughout the three-day conference, which wrapped up on Wednesday with an IT update from CCC Vice Chancellor of Institutional Effectiveness, Theresa Tena, as well as an extended workshop focused on the activities of the CCC Tech Center.


The board of directors of the Chief Information Systems Officers Association. From left to right: Tom Onwiler (North Region Rep/Butte-Glenn CCD), Ben Seaberry (North VP/San Jose-Evergreen CCD), Gary Moser (Treasurer/Kern CCD), Deborah Ludford (Secretary/North Orange County CCD), Jim Temple (President/Santa Clarita CCD), Scott Conrad (South Region Rep/Santa Rosa CCD), Michael Dioquino (South Region Rep/Antelope Valley CCD), Fred Rocha (South Region Rep/North Orange County CCD), Adrian Agundez (South VP/West Kern CCD).


The next CISOA annual conference is scheduled for March 18-21, 2018, in Ontario, Calif. See you next year!

Text by Sandoval Chagoya, Director of Public Relations & Marketing for
the California Community Colleges Technology Center

Photos by Rebecca Miller, Project Manager for
the California Community Colleges Technology Center


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