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SHORTTAKES: Ward named interim Dean of Instruction at RC

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Steven Ward has accepted the offer as the Rock Creek Campus interim Dean of Instruction. Ward is the division dean of Visual and Performing Arts at the Sylvania Campus.

“Steve has held this leadership position for the past ten years,” said Katherine Persson, Rock Creek Campus president. “Besides having almost three decades of administrative experience, Steve has also been a full time faculty member.”

Ward replaces Reine Thomas, who will leave the post on July 31. Thomas will work with Ward to ensure a smooth transition.

“Congratulations to Rock Creek on the selection of an excellent administrator as your Interim Dean of Instruction,” said Linda Gerber, Sylvania Campus president. “He always brings a spirit of collaboration and humanity to his work. We will miss him very much at Sylvania but are glad that he is only a campus away.”

Cascade Job Fair Sets Record

The 10th Annual Cascade Campus Job Fair on May 1 was a smashing success. This year’s fair – with more than 1,900 attendees – was the busiest installment to date in the event’s history, with nearly twice as many attendees as the previous year’s fair.

Attendees were able to obtain job information from a wide range of Oregon employers, representing both the private and public sectors, including Target Corp., TriMet, KGW, US Bank, local school districts, the Oregon Department of Transportation, Nike Corp., Legacy Health System, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Fred Meyer, and the Portland Police Bureau, to name just a few.

Renowned writer, radio host, and career guru Marty Nemko, who is the author of, “Cool Careers for Dummies,” and careers editor of U.S. News and World Report Online, hosted free seminars on “Cool Careers and How to Get One.”

About James Hill

James G. Hill, an award-winning journalist and public relations writer, has been the Communications Specialist for the Office of Public Affairs at Portland Community College since November of 1999. A graduate of Portland State University, J... more »

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