President Mitsui hosting town halls across PCC on his work plan

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PCC President Mark Mitsui talks about the growing disparities in housing affordability for ethnic groups in Portland and the ramifications for the college.

PCC President Mark Mitsui talks about the growing disparities in housing affordability for ethnic groups in Portland and the ramifications for the college.

For the next two years and beyond, Portland Community College’s president has a plan and he wants your input.

President Mark Mitsui is touring the college district this week to present his 2017-19 President’s Work Plan to the college community and solicit feedback on its content through town halls. After seven months on the job, Mitsui has begun to identify areas to focus his attention during the next two years. He is visiting campuses and strategic centers across the district to share his near-final work plan with students, faculty, and staff. He is also soliciting input at these meetings about his plan.

He said the focus of the plan is opportunity and equitable student success, intersecting the strategic plan, accreditation core themes, communication, board of director’s goals and community needs.

“I see this plan as a way to align PCC’s key strategic initiatives with evolving needs of our community, define a central thematic focus for college-wide goals and plans, and to accelerate the implementation of those plans,” Mitsui said at his recent town hall at the CLIMB Center. “My work plan also identifies other key areas of my focus in the next two years, including the upcoming bond election, biennial budget development and the launch of the college’s first-ever comprehensive fundraising campaign.”

If you want to catch one of President Mitsui’s final town halls about his work plan, here’s the remaining schedule:

  • 1 p.m., Wednesday, April 19, Performing Arts Center Lobby, Sylvania Campus.
  • 10 a.m., Thursday, April 20, Event Center, Rock Creek Campus.
  • 2 p.m., Thursday, April 20, Room 112, Terrell Hall, Cascade Campus.

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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