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VP of Finance finalists announced, forums set for Aug. 24-25
Photos and Story by James Hill
Two finalists are in the money to be Portland Community College’s next vice president of the Finance and Administration Division.
PCC’s search committee for the position has announced two contenders – David Keebler (vice president of Business Services at Ventura Community College) and Jim Langstraat (associate vice president of Finance at PCC). Forums will be held 10-11 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 24 (Keebler) and Tuesday, Aug. 25 (Langstraat) in Conference Room B, CC Building, Sylvania Campus. Due to the network redesign, streaming won’t be available.
In addition, both candidates will visit the Downtown Center to meet with Financial/Administrative Services staff from 4-5 p.m. on those days in the center’s Rose Room.
Keebler has more than 30 years of experience and currently serves as Ventura’s chief financial officer. He oversees the development and maintenance of the college’s budgets, ensuring compliance; property maintenance and campus safety; facilities; bookstore; food services; information technology and operations; financial and business services; human resources and more. Before Ventura, he was dean of Advanced Technologies at Lane Community College from 2002 to 2008. There he provided instructional and administrative leadership for 11 career technical programs and served on the Instructional and Student Services Managers Leadership Institute Planning Committee. During that time, he also served as a financial advisor to the president and worked with College executives to improve College financial budgeting and facilities operations.
Langstraat has more than 30 years of experience with 21 years in K-12 districts, and three years in higher education. His experience includes oversight of finance and administration at complex organizations. At PCC, he is responsible for the Financial Services Division; safety and risk management; purchasing; warehousing and distribution; budget development, monitoring and ensuring compliance with Oregon Budget Law; payroll; accounts receivable and payable; contracts and grants accounting and more. From 2006 to 2012, he worked for the North Clackamas School District as the Chief Financial Officer and Community Liaison in all financial matters. There he served as a member of the Superintendent’s Cabinet and Administrative Team and he supervised the activities of the directors of fiscal services, business operations, risk management, community services, and food services.