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PCC board picks Margolin as 2006-07 chair
Photos and Story by James Hill
PORTLAND, Ore. – On Thursday, July 20, the Portland Community College Board of Directors named Doreen Margolin its 2006-07 board chair during it’s regular montly meeting. The board also voted fellow board member Jaime Lim to serve as vice chair.
Margolin, appointed in 1999 and elected in 2001 to represent Zone 5 (southwest and southeast Portland), replaces 2005-06 board chair Harold Williams. She is an attorney in private practice in Portland, specializing in domestic relations. She is past president of the Oregon Community College Association a professional association of community college board members and presidents. Margolin was appointed to the Board of the Association of Community College Trustees in 2003. She is a graduate of NYU and received her J.D. from Lewis and Clark’s Northwestern School of Law in 1981.
Lim, appointed in 2004 to represent Zone 6 (east Washington County and southwest Portland), is the publisher of The Asian Reporter newspaper and is a registered professional engineer licensed in Oregon and Washington. The Beaverton resident has an associate’s degree in maritime science from the Philippine Merchant Marine Academy in Manila, Philippines, a bachelor’s degree in applied science and engineering from Portland State University.
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 1,500 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 two times a month in the evenings.
Portland Community College is the largest post-secondary institution in Oregon, serving approximately 91,000 full- and part-time students. For more PCC news, please visit us on the Web at www.pcc.edu/news. PCC has three comprehensive campuses, five workforce training and education centers, and 200 community locations in the Portland metropolitan area. The PCC district encompasses a 1,500-square-mile area in northwest Oregon and offers two-year degrees, one-year certificate programs, short-term training, alternative education, pre-college courses and life-long learning.