Wednesday, May 24, 2017
The RP Group
Regional Research Groups

Upcoming Events

Orange County Research and Planning (OCRP) Group | Thursday, May 18, 2017 | Golden West College  

We are excited to announce the "rebirth" of the Orange County Regional Research Group! After a long hiatus, this group is back and offers an opportunity for researchers and planners in the Orange County area to gather and exchange ideas, share approaches, and discuss current issues affecting institutional research and planning.

More information, an agenda, and parking information will be posted closer to the date. Please RSVP to Kay Nguyen.

Central Valley RRG | Friday, May 19 | 10 am - 1 pm | Clovis Community College, Herndon Campus | Clovis, CA

The first hour of this meeting will be a group participation in a Statewide Virtual Regional Research Group meeting that is being coordinated by the RP Group.  This will give us a chance to connect with other regional research groups from across the state, and to hear about the RP Group’s latest activities. Lunch will be provided.
Based on a survey in March, potential agenda topics include accreditation, hiring/recruitment in IR, setting targets, and more!  Email topic ideas, questions, and presentation ideas to Kyle Crider. Please RSVP here.

Orange County Research and Planning (OCRP) Group | Thursday, June 8 | Coastline College

For more information email Aeron Zentner.

Regional Research Groups Overview

Regional Research Groups offer in-person meetings throughout the state, focused on the latest institutional research and planning issues and developments taking place in California and beyond. These gatherings foster knowledge sharing and best practice exchanges and offer an environment for networking and relationship building in your region.

Join your fellow community college researchers and planners and stay current on important and timely issues!

Regional Research Group Roots

These groups stem from the Los Angeles area's C.A.M.P. Research Group, established in 2001 and named after its founding members — College of the Canyons, Antelope Valley College, Mt. San Antonio College, Pasadena City College, and Rio Hondo College. As the success of C.A.M.P. spread, our board members liked the idea and began organizing additional regional groups across the state.

Current Groups

Far North
Coordinator: Jenna Barry Highfield - Shasta College

North of SF Bay |
Coordinator: KC Greaney - Santa Rosa 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 Central Coast) |
Santa Barbara, Allan Hancock, Cuesta and the Ventura District
Coordinator: Melanie Rogers - Santa Barbara City College

Central Valley
Coordinator: 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

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

Far South | San Diego |
Coordinator: Kimberly Coutts - MiraCosta College

Attend a meeting

View the Events page for upcoming regional research meetings.

Contact us

Coordinating, attending, or starting a group: email Bri Hays, RP Group Professional Development Chair at

Reimbursements for meeting expenses: email Adore Davidson, Director of Professional Development at