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Resignation of Breckenridge Leaves PCC Board vacancy
Photos and Story by James Hill
PORTLAND, Ore. Portland Community College Board member Maureen Breckenridge resigned from the board this month, stating that she will be relocating to Massachusetts due to professional and family commitments. Breckenridge has been a member of the board since her appointment to fill a vacancy in 2002. She was elected to a four-year term in 2003. She represented Zone 6 on the board."I have very much enjoyed my service on the board and the relationships I have established with the college community. I have been very proud to be associated with an institution that provides such outstanding educational opportunities for so many residents of our district,"Breckenridge said. PCC Board Chair Bob Palmer said, "Maureen has been an outstanding member of the board and we all will miss her contributions to the board and the college. We value the time she was able to devote to board service and wish her the very best in her next endeavors."The board will appoint a successor to fill Breckenridge’s position this summer. They are seeking applicants who live in Zone 6 and who are interested in serving the community through membership on this policy-making body. The person will be appointed to serve until June 30, 2005 and if interested in serving on the Board would be required to run for election in May 2005. Zone 6 of the PCC Board encompasses portions of mid-Washington County, east of Gaston, Highway 26 south to Newberg and Dundee, and includes Aloha and Beaverton west of Scholls Ferry Road. Persons interested in applying for the vacancy may obtain a map and application materials by calling PCC at 503-977-4382, visiting the college web site at www.pcc.edu/boardvacancy, or by U.S. mail to: Public Affairs Office, PCC, P.O. Box 19000, Portland 97280-0990. Applications must be received by the college by 5:00 p.m. Friday, June 18th. The board will interview applicants at their June 24 board meeting. The PCC Board is composed of seven members, each elected by different geographical areas of the college district. The college district covers all or portions of five counties, and is 1500-square miles. The board is responsible for setting the overall policy for operation of the college, including hiring the college president, adopting the budget and approving contracts with employee groups. The board generally meets once a month in the evening. In addition to regular meetings, board members also attend a variety of college functions and events and may be involved in other college activities throughout the year.For further information call Jan Coulton at 503-977-4374.