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 Webinars

  • No OCCA webinars are currently scheduled. 

Archived Webinars


Presented by: John Wykoff, Deputy Director, OCCA

The Legislative Process 101 webinar covered the Oregon legislative process, how a bill becomes a law, and the work of OCCA during the legislative session. The webinar provided an overview of basics for anyone who has not experienced the legislative process in Oregon or for those who would like to brush up on their knowledge.

PERS 101

Presented by: Carol Samuels, Piper Jaffray and OCCA

The PERS 101 webinar covered the basics of PERS. Why are the costs associated with the pension program so high and why are they increasing? What was the impact of last year’s Supreme Court decision and what are the implications for community college budgets going forward? What are “side accounts” and why did jurisdictions borrow to set them up? Are there any further legislative changes coming and what might they look like? What are the implications for your employees and for you as employers?