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COCC forums seek input on presidential search

BEND, Ore. - The Central Oregon Community College Board of Directors has begun the process of selecting a new president for the college. The board is hosting a series of open forums to seek input from members of the community about what they would like to see in the new president. The meetings are scheduled on Tuesday, Oct. 8 and Wednesday, Oct. 9.

Tuesday, October 8

8:30 a.m. Madras

Don Reeder Community Room, COCC Madras Campus, 1170 E Ashwood Road, Madras 97741

11 a.m. Prineville

Conference Room 112, COCC Crook County Open Campus, 510 SE Lynn Blvd, Prineville 97756

2 p.m. Redmond

Room 108, Building One, COCC Redmond Campus, 2030 SE College Loop, Redmond 97754

4:30 p.m. Bend (Cco-sponsored by Bend Chamber) East Bend Library, Deschutes Public Library, 62080 Dean Swift Road, Bend 97701


Wednesday, October 9

8:30 a.m. Sisters

Meeting Room, Sisters Public Library, 110 N Cedar, Sisters 97759

2:30 p.m. La Pine

La Pine Community Center, 16405 1st Street, La Pine 97739


If anyone would like to provide input but cannot attend the open forum, they can contact Association of Community College Trustees Search Consultant, Julie Golder, J.D., at<> and provide thoughts on the following questions:


-          What are the challenges and opportunities facing COCC?


-          What are the ideal characteristics of our new president?


-          What are the minimum qualifications (degree, years of senior level experience, etc.)?

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