Oregon Community College Association





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Cam Preus, Executive Director

John Wykoff, Deputy Director

Karen Smith, General Counsel

Katie Archambault, Interim Operations Manager

Elizabeth Cox Brand, Executive Director, Student Success Center

Suzette Boydston, Statewide Affinity Coordinator

Susan Baker, Executive Assistant



260 13th St NE 

Salem, OR 97301

(503) 399-9912



The Oregon Community College Association (OCCA) represents the seventeen publicly chartered community colleges and their locally elected board members.

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.


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

2019 Legislative Session

New Board Member Training - Register Today!

Please join us for the OCCA New Board Member Training on Tuesday, July 30!

This training will be offered in-person at the Chemeketa Community College Studio in Salem or virtually via Zoom Conferencing. Learn about OCCA and the statewide higher education structure, board member responsibilities, public meeting law, president/board member relationship, advocacy and community college funding, and hear from a panel of your experienced peers regarding best practices.

Open to new and current board members!

There will be an optional dinner for those attending in-person on Monday, July 29 at La Margarita at 5:30 p.m.

Click here for a draft agenda.


Upcoming Meetings and Events

July 2019

29: Board Training Dinner (optional), La Margarita, Salem

30: New Board Member Training, Chemeketa Community College, Salem

August 2019

4-7: OPC Retreat, Chemeketa Community College, Salem

8: Executive Committee Retreat, Salem

October 2019

10-11: OPC Meeting, Blue Mountain Community College, Pendleton

11: OCCA Board Meeting, Blue Mountain Community College, Pendleton

November 2019

6-8: OCCA Annual Conference, Salishan Resort, Gleneden Beach

December 2019

5-6: OPC Meeting, Tillamook Bay Community College, Tillamook

11: OCCA Board Meeting, Tillamook Bay Community College, Tillamook

January 2020

16-17: OPC Meeting, Portland Community College, Portland

February 2020

5: CTE Day, State Capitol Building, Salem

6-7: OPC Meeting, Salem

7: OCCA Board Meeting, Salem

March 2020

5-6: OPC Meeting, Lane Community College, Eugene

April 2020

9-10: OPC Meeting, Rogue Community College

May 2020

14-15: OPC Meeting, Columbia Gorge Community College

15: OCCA Board Meeting, Columbia Gorge Community College