Oregon Community College Association





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John Wykoff, Interim Executive Director

Karen Smith, General Counsel

Elizabeth Cox Brand, Executive Director, Oregon Student Success Center

Katie Archambault, Research and Policy Analyst

Emily Smith, Member Services Coordinator

Laurie Morin, Administrative Assistant



260 13th St NE 

Salem, OR 97304

(503) 399-9912



The Oregon Community College Association (OCCA) represents the seventeen publicly chartered community colleges and their locally elected board members as well as the interests of the faculty, staff, administration and nearly 300,000 students in those colleges.

Founded in 1962, OCCA is an association whose purpose is to support the colleges before policy-makers and partners whose actions affect the well-being of community colleges across the state. OCCA does this through a variety of services.


To advocate, communicate, and collaborate in order to strengthen community colleges for the benefit of Oregonians.

Upcoming Meetings and Events


23: All Oregon Academic Team Luncheon, Salem Convention Center

23: Oregon Presidents Council, Salem

28-May 1: AACC Annual Convention, Dallas, TX


10-11:  First Pathways Institute

17-18: Oregon Presidents Council Meeting, Portland Community College, Cascade Campus

18: OCCA Board Meeting, Portland Community College, Cascade Campus


25: Board Training, Oregon Garden Resort, Silverton, OR

25-28: Executive Leadership Academy, Oregon Garden Resort, Silverton, OR