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PCC seeks candidates for position on Board of Directors

Kate Chester

The Portland Community College Board of Directors is seeking candidates to fill a vacancy on the board.  The vacancy exists in Zone 3 as a result of the resignation of the incumbent board member who had served for the past twelve years. The person selected would serve through June 2015 and could seek election to the position in May 2015.

Zone 3 represents the east border of the PCC district, going roughly from between I-5 and I-205, south of NE Sandy Blvd. [On Multnomah County election maps see PCC Zone 3 or D3]

PCC Board Members are elected by zones for four-year terms.  Elections are held in odd numbered years. When a vacancy occurs mid-term, the board appoints a replacement to complete the term until the next election – in this case May 2015.  The selected candidate will serve until June 30, 2015.  Board members must live in the zones they represent and be registered voters in that zone. Applicants can verify if they live in Zone 3 by contacting the Multnomah County Elections Office at 503-988-3720 or visiting www.pcc.edu/boardmember.

The PCC Board is responsible for the budget and overall policy direction of the college.  Board meetings are held once a month, generally on the third Thursday evening.  Members receive no  compensation.  The board is seeking a person with an interest in public service, knowledge of educational issues, familiarity with PCC, and availability to attend board meetings, as well as college events and activities of the Association of Community College Trustees and the Oregon Community College Association.

Those interested in being named to the PCC Board of Directors should send a letter indicating their interest and qualifications for serving on the board, a current resume, and a list of four references.  Letters of recommendation are also welcomed, but not required. The Board will select candidates to interview from the  applications received.

The deadline for application is 5 p.m. November 20. Applications must be in the office and received by 5 p.m., November 20.

Applications may be submitted by US mail, hand-delivered, or e-mailed.

Please mail to:  PCC Board of Directors, C/O Jeannie Moton, PO Box 19000, Portland, Oregon 97280-0990

To hand deliver:  PCC Board of Directors, PCC, Sylvania Campus, College Center Building, Room 240, 12000 SW 49th Avenue, Portland, Oregon 97219

Submissions may be sent by email to Jeannie Moton: jeannie.moton@pcc.edu

For more information, those interested in applying may visit www.pcc.edu/boardmember or contact Kristin Watkins, Associate Vice President for Advancement, 971-722-4696, kwatkins@pcc.edu

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