Southwestern's Board of Education

Citizens of the college district are represented in all aspects of the college operation by the Board of Education - seven men and women elected by the residents of the college district. The Board, assisted by four ex-officio Board members representing the students, faculty, and classified staff, determines the policies to be administered by the college President. A seven-member, appointed Budget Committee assists the Board with annual budget preparation.

Organizational Chart 

Upcoming Board Meetings

Regular meeting - July 16, 2018 (1:00 p.m.)


VISION STATEMENT
Southwestern leads and inspires lifelong learning (Adopted June 26, 2006)

MISSION STATEMENT
Southwestern Oregon Community College supports student achievement by providing access to lifelong learning and community engagement in a sustainable manner. (Adopted November 19, 2012)

CORE VALUES: (Revised March 23, 2015)
 

  • Community
  • Learning
  • Innovation
  • Professionalism
  • Stewardship

Vision and Mission Statement, Mission Fulfillment, Core Themes and Objectives, and Values 

Vision Core Themes Objectives and Core Values

 

Harry Abel

Harry Abel

Position #1

Current Term Expires: June 30, 2019

Email: swoccboard@socc.edu
Marcia Jensen

Marcia Jensen

Position #2

Current Term Expires: June 30, 2021

Email: swoccboard@socc.edu
Ken Messerle

Ken Messerle

Position #3

Current Term Expires: June 30, 2019

Email: swoccboard@socc.edu
David Bridgham, Chair

David Bridgham, Chair

Position #4

Current Term Expires: June 30, 2021

Email: swoccboard@socc.edu
Mark Gagnon, Vice-Chair

Mark Gagnon, Vice-Chair

Position #5

Current Term Expires: June 30, 2021

Email: swoccboard@socc.edu
Susan Anderson

Susan Anderson

Position #6

Current Term Expires: June 30, 2019

Email: swoccboard@socc.edu
David Bassett

David Bassett

Position #7

Current Term Expires: June 30, 2021

Email: swoccboard@socc.edu

 

CONTACT

Deb Nicholls
Executive Assistant
1988 Newmark Ave.
Coos Bay, OR 97420
Email: dnicholls@socc.edu

Phone: 541.888.7400

Budget Committee & Calendar (additional materials regarding meetings can be found in the Meeting Materials section)

Budget Documents

 

BOARD GOALS

2017-18

(Adopted 10-16-17)

1.      Collaborate with the Southwestern Foundation Board to:  

·       Support the development of a Health and Science Technology building matching funds campaign

·       Support and participate in Foundation activities

·       Increase unrestricted donations

·       Implement the College’s vision and goals

2.      Advocate for Oregon community colleges by:

·       Increasing attendance at the Legislative Session in Salem

·       Participating in campus Legislative Teleforums during Session

·       Establishing an ad-hoc committee for legislative support

·       Enhancing Board member participation in community events

3.      Investigate fostering and enhancing government-to-government relationships with federally recognized Tribes in the College’s district to develop a framework for how the College and these Tribes will continue to communicate and collaborate in the future.

4.      Review and revise Board policy sections 8000-10000.

5.      Work with administration to develop a long range vision (Master Plan), including deferred maintenance.

 

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