Patty Scott
Patty M. Scott Ed.D.


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Dina Laskey
Executive Assistant to President & Board


A message from Dr. Patty Scott

I feel very fortunate to be a member of the Southwestern community. Since joining the campus in 1993, I have had the chance to watch the college grow while personally growing within. My passion is for student success and my vision is to encourage results.
Our staff and faculty are positioned to make a difference in the lives of our students and fellow members of the community. They work hard to stretch our resources to give our students the best opportunity to succeed in their education.
When you choose Southwestern, you make a commitment to your future success. We, in turn, are committed to your education. Wherever you are in your life’s next dream or goal, we are ready to help you achieve it.
Our College Mission celebrates five decades of College History serving the citizens of the Oregon South Coast. Southwestern is led by a seven member Board of Education elected from our three-county district through Board Policy Governance.
Please explore our web site for the variety of opportunities and paths we can provide. Whatever your dream or goal may be, we are honored to have the opportunity to serve you.

Community colleges are for everyone who seeks learning and career training. Our students also come for independence, second chances and introspection. And Southwestern is a place for friendship. Come visit. We hope to welcome you on a campus tour soon. Patty M. Scott, Ed.D. President

Our Vision

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

Our Mission

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 Themes

(Revised February 17, 2016)

  • Learning and Achievement
  • Access
  • Community Engagement
  • Sustainability

Core Values

(Revised March 23, 2015)

  • Community
  • Learning
  • Innovation
  • Professionalism
  • Stewardship