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People & Places: Three named PCC interim deans

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PCC has announced the selection of three deans for the upcoming 2007-08 academic year.

Karen Sanders will serve as Interim Dean for the Social Science and College Preparation Division at the Portland Community College Rock Creek Campus. Sanders is presently a Division Dean for the college’s Extended Learning Campus where she has held adult education leadership positions for the past six years. Additionally, she has teaching and management experience prior to coming to PCC at the University of Stuttgart in Germany and with the Literacy Project in Anchorage, Alaska. Sanders is currently working toward a doctorate in Community College Leadership, and holds a bachelor’s degree in Political Science/History and a master’s degree in Adult Education. She will begin on Aug 1.

Doris Werkman has been selected to be the Interim Dean of the Visual and Performing Arts Division at the Sylvania Campus. Werkman will be replacing Steve Ward, who has accepted an interim appointment as Dean of Instruction at the Rock Creek Campus. She is department chair and faculty with the Performing Arts Department. Her experiences as a faculty leader in the division and the college have prepared her to provide strong leadership as interim dean.

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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