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Rachele Lyon
Chief Human Resources Officer

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Office: Tioga Hall, Room 504

Working for Southwestern

Group photo of SWOCC employees

Do you enjoy working in a collaborative, stimulating environment where you can witness the impact of your work on student success? Southwestern Oregon Community College is looking for motivated people like you!

With Southwestern you will have the opportunity to grow both personally and professionally in a work environment that is supported and collaborative. We employ more than 400 full- and part-time individuals who are making a difference every day in the lives of students, community and co-workers.

Employee Benefits

You matter at Southwestern. We offer a complete benefit package for eligible employees and their families (including domestic partners) with a broad range of benefit options. This includes medical, dental, vision, prescription, life insurance, long-term disability insurance, PERS membership, free tuition for employees and their dependents, as well as a vibrant employee assistance program.

SWOCC Values Diversity

Southwestern is committed to building awareness of cultural diversity on our campus and in our community. We value and encourage diversity, striving to learn from differences in people, ideas and opinions while setting a standard for the larger community by promoting tolerance, communication and understanding among people of differing beliefs, color, gender, cultures and backgrounds.

Southwestern is an equal opportunity employer

Southwestern Oregon Community College does not tolerate discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, religion, national origin, age, disability status, gender identity, or protected veterans in employment, education, or activities as set forth in compliance with federal and state statutes and regulation.

People with questions about equal opportunity and nondiscrimination should contact Vice President of Administrative Services in Tioga 512. Phone 541-888-7206 or TDD 541-888-7368.

Annual Campus Crime/Annual Fire Safety (Clery Act) Report

Clery Report

The “Jeanne Clery Disclosure for Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act” (formerly the Campus Security Act) is a federal law that requires institutions of higher education to disclose campus security information, including crime statistics for the campus and surrounding area. As a current or prospective Southwestern student or employee, you have a right to obtain a copy of this information. You may also obtain a hard copy of this information upon request by contacting Administrative Services at 541-888-7206. 


Dr. Judith Dornbach

This is my fourth year at Southwestern. I teach Pharmacology and the second year nursing courses. I'm based at the Curry Campus but have the pleasure of teaching Curry and Coos Bay students.

I had my eye on Southwestern for many years when we were visiting the area 2-3 times a year. I would point at SWOCC and say, “I want to work there some day!” My dream came true! I absolutely love my job and enjoy the students and the SWOCC family. My teaching philosophy is based on a quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson: “Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.”

I have found that the environment in Oregon has changed me, and my quality of life has greatly improved. I take time to “smell the roses” and enjoy the outdoors, the wildlife, and the beach. I enjoy spending time with my husband. I embrace even the smallest things in life and get really excited when I see wildlife in our yard!