Regional Research Groups

Regional groups offer in-person meetings that allow research and planning staff to discuss hot topics, share experiences and exchange effective practices with colleagues.

The Regional Research Groups stem from C.A.M.P. Research in the L.A. area (named after its founding members—College of the Canyons, Antelope Valley College, Mt. San Antonio College, Pasadena City College and Rio Hondo College), which was first established in 2002. As its success spread, RP Group Board members liked the idea and organized additional regional groups across the state (some were already organized). RP also started to provide some monetary and other support to the groups. The Regional Research Groups replaced, for the most part, the previous drive-in workshops that the RP Group used to sponsor on SPSS, etc.

Regional Research Groups are meeting up and down the state. They are a great way to network with your fellow community college researchers and planners throughout the year and stay current on the latest happenings within community college research in the state and across the nation.

Current Regional Research Groups

Far North

Coordinator: Vacant

North of SF Bay |

Coordinator: KC Greaney - Santa Rose Junior College

Greater Bay Area |

Coordinators: Pamela Mery - City College of San Francisco and

Mallory Newell - De Anza College

Greater Sacramento Area |

Coordinators: Alice van Ommeren - California Community College Chancellor's Office and

Erik Cooper - Sierra College

ROCC (Researchers of the Cental Coast) |

Santa Barbara, Allan Hancock, Cuesta and the Ventura District

Coordinator: Melanie Rogers - Santa Barbara City College

Central Valley | 

Coordinators: Marc Beam - Yosemite Community College District and

Kyle Crider - West Hills Community College District

CAMP Research | Los Angeles, Orange County, Riverside |

Coordinators: Barbara McNeice-Stallard - Mt. San Antonio College and

Barry Gribbons - College of the Canyons

Far South | San Diego |

Coordinator: Kimberly Coutts - MiraCosta College

Orange County |

Coordinators: Denice Inciong and Nicole Ortega - South Orange County Community College District

Meeting Schedules

View the Events page for upcoming regional research meetings.


If you have any questons about coordinating, attending or starting a Regional Research Group, please contact Bri Hays, RP Group Professional Development Chair.

For questions about reimbursements for Regional Research Group meeting expenses, please contact Adore Davidson, RP Group Operations and Professional Development Director. A downloadable expense claim form can be found in the orange box in the upper right-hand corner of this page.