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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



Executive Leadership Academy


The Oregon Executive Leadership Academy is a year-long cohort program to provide coaching and mentorship to current and upcoming senior level administrators in Oregon’s Community Colleges. The academies will be facilitated by Dr. Mary Spilde with national and state-level presenters brought in to share their expertise.  

This year, the Oregon Executive Leadership Academy will be offered at no charge to participants or colleges. In return, we are asking that the supervisor and college president will commit to supporting the travel expense for the participant as well as assuring that the participant is available to attend all residential meetings and other requirements of the program.


Seminar 1

June 25th-28th, 2018

The Oregon Garden


Seminar 2

November 5th-6th, 2018

Sunriver Resort


Seminar 3

February 14th-15th, 2019

Location TBD


Seminar 4

June 23rd-26th 2019

Location TBD

Seminar 1

The first face-to-face seminar is an intensive four-day residential experience. Participants will have the opportunity to get to know each other, statewide leaders, and begin the journey to prepare for senior leadership positions. The format will include presentations, case studies, small and large group engagement and projects. Each participant will receive individual coaching during the week.

Monday, June 25, 9:30-5

  • Introductions
  • Personal Mastery – The Foundation of Authentic Leadership
  • Leading from Within - Life Purpose and Values
  • Leadership Philosophy

Tuesday, June 26, 8:30-5

  • Defining and Building a Culture of Student Success
  • Adaptive Leadership and Change Management
  • Wednesday, June 27, 8:30-5
  • Emotional Intelligence and Positivity

Thursday, June 28, 8:30-4

  • Orientation to the State of Oregon
  • Communication
  • Leadership Plan

Please keep evenings free as there will be some group work and executive coaching assigned during the evening hours.