OCCA Committees

Member Services Committee

Purpose: This committee works on issues regarding how OCCA can best serve the needs of the 17 local community colleges and engages in strategic planning. The committee reviews and makes recommendations to staff about OCCA educational programs, including administrator, president, and board training events and the annual OCCA convention. The committee will also assist the Member Services Director with the development of new training opportunities such as webinars and administrator and leadership development.

Kim Morgan, Chair – CGCC Board, OCCA VP                              

Marta Cronin – CGCC President

Jessica Howard – Chemeketa President                                    

Ross Tomlin – TBCC President

Dana Young – TVCC President                                                   

Marcia Jensen – SWOCC Board

Jane Reid – Clackamas Board                        

Pat Fahey – Rogue CC Board                          

Lori Hall – Clackamas CC Staff

Laurie Cremona Wagner – PCC Board                             

Amanda Kliever – LBCC Staff          

Nominating Committee

Purpose: The Nominating Committee shall prepare a slate of officers for the 2021-22 executive committee consisting of the vice-president, treasurer and at-large members (and, if necessary, the president or secretary) to be presented to the OCCA board at the meeting prior to the meeting where the election of officers is to occur. Additional nominations may be made.

Ed Dodson, Chair – Chemeketa Board                                          

Annette Mattson – MHCC, OCCA Past Pres.                          

Cathy Kemper-Pelle – RCC President

Patty Scott – SOCC President                                                

Stephen Crow – TVCC Board & OCCA President

Richard Emery – OCCC Board Member          

Anne Teaford-Cantor – Clatsop CC Board                          

Cam Preus – OCCA Exec. Dir.

Budget Committee

Purpose: The committee reviews and makes recommendations to OCCA staff about the OCCA budget. The committee will also review, with staff, the annual audit of the OCCA financial statements.

Jessica Howard, Chair – Chemeketa President & OCCA Treasurer                                     

Mark Mitsui – Portland CC President & OCCA Secretary

Stephen Crow – TVCC Board, OCCA President                            

Tim Cook – Clackamas President

Kim Morgan – CGCC Board & OCCA VP                                        

Jess Jacobs – LBCC Staff

Al Unger – COCC Board Member                                              

Diane McKeel – MHCC Board Member

Cam Preus – OCCA Exec. Dir.                                                    

Katie Archambault – OCCA Staff

Legislative Committee

Annette Mattson, Chair – MHCC Board, OCCA Past Pres.            

Cathy Kemper-Pelle – Rogue CC President                             

Ed Dodson – Chemeketa CC Board Member

Chris Breitmeyer – Clatsop CC President & OCCA Ex-Officio Member (OPC Chair)

Mark Mitsui – Portand CC President & OCCA Secretary

Kim Morgan – Columbia Gorge CC Board Member & OCCA VP     

Laurie Chesley – Central Oregon CC President

Rachel Pokrandt – Umpqua CC President

Tim Cook – Clackamas CC President

Kate Marquez – Klamath CC Board Member

Brett Rowlett – Lane CC Staff       

Jennifer Boehmer – Linn-Benton CC Staff                              

Lori Hall – Clackamas CC Staff

John Wykoff – OCCA Staff

Cam Preus – OCCA Executive Director                                                 

Katie Archambault – OCCA Staff

Casey White-Zollman – OCCA Staff                                            

Karen Smith – OCCA Staff

Howard Cherry Nominating Committee

Purpose: Reviews award nominations and selects winners for the annual Howard Cherry Awards.

Kim Morgan, Chair – Columbia Gorge CC Board member & OCCA VP                                          

Mark Mitsui – Portland CC President & OCCA Secretary

Alan Unger – Central Oregon CC Board Member                       

Betsy McMahon – TBCC Board Member

Jessica Howard – Chemeketa CC President & OCCA Treasurer

Patty Scott – Southwestern Oregon CC President

Tim Cook – Clackamas President                                      

Cam Preus – OCCA Executive Director

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) Committee

Purpose: Works to provide tools to community colleges to actively engage and recruit people of color in our communities to increase their participation and representation on our boards of education, support OCCA, all community college board members, and all community colleges in their individual and collective learning around racism and bias within our institutions and society, and recommend all Oregon community college boards consider adoption of the ACCT Equity Action Agenda.

Traci Simmons, Co-Chair – Mt. Hood CC Chief Diversity Officer

Aaron Woods, Co-Chair – Clackamas CC Board Member

Anne Teaford-Cantor – Clatsop CC Board Member        

Michael Sonnleitner – Portland CC Board Member             

Annette Mattson – Mt. Hood CC Board Member

Kate Marquez – Klamath CC Board Member                  

Marge Hamilton – Lane CC President

Jessica Howard – Chemeketa President & OCCA Treasurer           

Tricia Brand – Portland CC Chief Diversity Officer

Christy Walker – Central Oregon CC Chief Diversity Officer

Rachelle Brown – Rogue CC Staff

Ed Dodson – Chemeketa CC Board Member

Tony Lapiz – Linn-Benton CC Board Member

Kim Morgan – Columbia Gorge CC Board Member & OCCA VP

Alan Unger – Central Oregon CC Board Member

Dana Young – Treasure Valley CC President

Marta Yera Cronin – Columbia Gorge CC President

Tim Cook – Clackamas CC President

Amy Peterson – Rogue CC Chief Diversity Officer