Oregon Community College Association





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Cam Preus, Executive Director

John Wykoff, Deputy Director

Karen Smith, General Counsel

Casey White-Zollman, Communications Director

Katie Archambault, Director of Research & Fiscal Operations

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



OCCA History

Since its creation in 1962, the Oregon Community College Association has faced many challenges. The recession of the 1980s, funding formula debates, unfunded enrollment growth and property tax limitations all created obstacles for the organization and the colleges it represents. However, in the face of these and other setbacks, the Oregon Community College Association has always found a way to move forward on its strengths and common goals.


To learn more about OCCA's history:


OCCA: Historical Timeline from 1957-2003.


Interview with Emery Skinner, Treasure Valley Community College


Interview with Wes Channell, Klamath Community College



Oral interviews:

John Hakanson

Founding president of Clackamas Community College

Dale Parnell

Founding president of Lane Community College

Midge Renton

Founding board member of Rogue Community College

Henry Pete

Founding president of Rogue Community College