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PCC Board picks Squire to fill Zone 5 vacancy
Photos and Story by James Hill
PORTLAND, Ore. – David Squire has been selected as the new board member for Zone 5 (southwest and southeast Portland) for the Portland Community College Board of Directors.
He was sworn in by PCC District President Preston Pulliams on Jan. 25 and will serve through June 2007. Voters will decide a permanent replacement during the May 15 special election. Squire replaces Doreen Margolin, who passed away from a brief illness earlier this month. Also, Jaime Lim (Zone 6, east Washington County/southwest Portland) was named the new chair and Jim Harper (Zone 4, southwest/northwest/southeast and downtown Portland) vice chair of the board for the remainder of the 2006-07 year.
Squire, a Beaverton resident, is president of the Entrepreneurs Foundation of the Northwest and the managing partner for The Tygh Valley Group, LLC- a business development consulting firm. He has worked in the high-tech industry in the Portland area since 1969 and has held executive engineering and general management positions at Tektronix, Lightware, InFocus Systems, Planar Systems and a number of smaller hardware and software start-up companies. He holds master’s and bachelor’s degrees in electrical engineering from Oregon State University.
Squire has also worked extensively with non-profit organizations in education, economic development and workforce development. He has served on the boards of Worksystems Inc., the Oregon Quality Initiative, the Lintner Center for Advanced Education and InControl Solutions Inc.
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 once a month in the evenings.
Portland Community College is the largest post-secondary institution in Oregon, serving approximately 88,200 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.