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PEOPLE AND PLACES: Rock Creek Campus welcomes Lang as Associate Dean of Students
Photos and Story by James Hill
Heather Lang is the new Associate Dean of Students at the Rock Creek Campus. Lang comes to PCC from Mt. Hood Community College and brings 15 years of student services experience, program management and providing direct services to diverse community college student populations.
She has earned a bachelor’s degree in Hispanic studies from Lewis and Clark College and a master’s degree in adult education from Oregon State University. Her master’s program was steeped in a learner-centered and systems-oriented perspective. She has extensive work experience, strong interpersonal skills and an understanding of higher education. She has worked closely with students, staff and faculty as well as community based groups.
New Community Education director hired
The Workforce and Economic Development Division of the Extended Learning Campus have hired a new Community Education Director – Tonya Booker. She has worked most recently for the City of San Carlos in California as the recreation supervisor for youth and adult athletics. Prior to that, Booker worked at Positive Coaching Alliance in Palo Alto, Calif. as the manager of training and development.
She comes to PCC with extensive experience managing and developing new and creative programs to serve communities. She has a master’s degree in liberal arts from Stanford University and just recently moved to the Portland area. She will oversee the district-wide Community Education Department (one of the largest in the country) and will be stationed at the Central Portland Workforce Training Center.