2019 Diversity Conference

October 4 - 5, 2019
George Fox University, Newberg, OR


Conference Theme: Strategic Transformation: Deep, Meaningful, and Lasting Change

The CCCU invites you to join us at George Fox University in Newberg, OR for the 2019 Diversity Conference, October 4 – 5. This national event will be a resource for teams of professionals from your campus (administration, faculty, co-curricular educators) from emerging to senior leaders and at various levels of experience from beginners to experts. The conference is designed to be a space for educators within the CCCU to engage one another in dialogue, critical thinking and networking. The conference will include keynote sessions and workshops that showcase research and best practices on strategic campus transformation that will meet the needs of all students.

Attendees will walk away from the conference with:

  • Policies, procedures, and practices based on theological foundations and U.S. demographic shifts
  • Increased awareness of the complexity of diversity issues within the CCCU
  • Theoretical frameworks and nomenclature for this work
  • Application
  • Opportunities to connect with colleagues across the CCCU and to network with Diversity and Inclusion thought leaders
  • Exposure to content addressing diversity and inclusion concerns in higher education

Please continue to check back for additional details as they become available.


8:00 am – 5:00 pm 


8:00 am – 8:45 am


9:00 am – 9:45 am 

Opening Session

9:45 am – 10:30 am 

Plenary I: The Historical Implications of White Flight & Christian Higher Ed

Sarah Visser, Calvin College

10:30 am – 11:00 am

Refreshment break

11:00 am – 12:15 pm 

Concurrent Sessions

12:15 pm – 1:45 pm 


1:45 pm – 3:00 pm

Concurrent Sessions

3:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Refreshment break

3:30 pm – 4:45 pm

Concurrent Sessions

5:00 pm – 7:00 pm 

Plenary II and Cultural Arts

Bryan Lorrits, Abundant Life Christian Fellowship

11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Plenary III: TBD

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm


1:15 pm – 2:15 pm 

Plenary IV: Presidents Panel

2:30 pm – 3:45 pm

Concurrent Sessions

3:45 pm – 4:15 pm 

Transition Time

4:15 pm – 5:30 pm 

Concurrent Sessions

5:45 pm – 6:45 pm 


7:00 pm – 8:30 pm 

Plenary V and Worship/Cultural Arts

Brenda Salter McNeil, Seattle Pacific University


Edwin F. Estévez

Jessica Estévez

Bryan Loritts

Brenda Salter McNeil

Sarah Visser



The Diversity Conference has reached capacity, and registration is currently closed. To be added to the wait list, please contact conferences@cccu.org.



Hotel & Travel

We will be suggesting a variety of hotel options that are convenient to George Fox University, and new hotels will be added when confirmed. Please continue to check back for additional hotel options.


Holiday Inn – Portland I-5 S (Wilsonville)

Rate: $159 per night (plus applicable taxes)
Distance: 25-30 minute drive from George Fox University
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*Note: Once you click on the link and insert check-in and check-out dates, the group code will automatically appear*


Comfort Inn & Suites Tualatin – Portland South

Rate: $110 per night (plus applicable taxes)
Distance: 25-35 minute drive from George Fox University
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Embassy Suites Hotel—Portland Washington Square

Rate: $147 per night (plus applicable taxes)
Distance: 30-40 minute drive from George Fox University
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*Note: The CCCU does not have group rates for these hotels.



The Portland International Airport (PDX) is approximately a one-hour drive from George Fox University.