New Members

New Members

Welcome to ICCHE!

We are so glad that you decided to join Illinois’ premier organization in building partnerships between community colleges and 4-year public and private institutions that represent the very best of continuing higher education. To gain the most benefit from your ICCHE membership, we invite you to get involved. Some of the activities that are available are outlined below. We welcome you to ICCHE!

Register for Online Access

Some of the resources we highlight below require you to register for online access to the site. We have striven to make the registration process as easy and quick as possible, so please take a moment to unlock all that’s available for you:


Membership Highlights

  • Conferences and Meetings
    There are several opportunities through the year to present your work and network with other forward-thinking professionals in continuing education, including our annual conference each February in Chicago and our annual fall meeting.
  • Grants and Awards
    ICCHE offers its members several opportunities for funding research and rewarding excellence, including the Charles V. Evans Research Grant and the Innovative Initiative Award.
  • Leadership Opportunities
    We pride ourselves on our many opportunities to serve on various committees, such as the Research and Scholarship Committee, the Communications Committee, and the Executive Committee. No matter what your talents and interests are, there is a likely a place we could use your expertise!
  • Membership Directory
    All current members are listed in a public, searchable directory to make it easier to find colleagues across member-institutions and connect.
  • Listserv
    You will also be added to an exclusive email listserv, where ICCHE members share grant and award opportunities, job postings, and much more. It’s a great way to interact with your ICCHE colleagues between gatherings, and to share interesting and relevant news. Looking for a specific message, but don’t feel like digging through your inbox? We also keep an archive of all messages sent to the listserv, so that elusive message is always at your fingertips.
  • Newsletter
    Three times a year, you’ll get our e-newsletter with conference and meeting news, updates from various member institutions, updates from our members, and more. (We even give you a haiku containing wit and wisdom about continuing education!) You can also search through our archives of past newsletters to see how the organization has grown and developed over time.
  • Past Presentations
    Looking for the PowerPoint from that awesome keynote speaker from last year? Chances are, we have it! Check out our library of materials from past presentations that stretches back to 2010.

About Us

The Illinois Council on Continuing Higher Education (ICCHE) is a comprehensive organization of continuing higher education representing all regions of the state of Illinois. Founded in 1975, ICCHE is the only organization in Illinois whose membership includes two and four year colleges and universities, both public and private.

ICCHE was established in response to related social, political, and educational issues of the era and continues to evolve, sensitive to institutional, legislative, and stakeholder concerns.

Being a member provides opportunities to network, hold a leadership role, participate in professional development topics, and much more.

If you have any questions about your membership, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Once again, welcome to ICCHE! We’re glad you’re here.