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 people 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.

Regular Board Meeting

The Southwestern Oregon Community College Board of Education meets in a public meeting monthly. Next meeting: 4:00 p.m., Monday, November 29, 2021, 1988 Newmark Ave., Tioga Hall Room 505, Coos Bay.  Please contact Dina Laskey for remote Zoom meeting information.


Meet our elected board members


Harry Abel
Position #1

Current Term Expires: June 30, 2023

board of education member Susan Anderson
Susan Anderson
Position #6, vice chair

Current Term Expires: June 30, 2023

David Bridgham
David Bridgham
Position #4

Current Term Expires: June 30, 2025

board of education member Christine Haynsworth
Christine Haynsworth
Position #5

Current Term Expires: June 30, 2025

board of education member Marcia Jensen
Marcia Jensen
Position #2, chair

Current Term Expires: June 30, 2025

Ken Messerle
Position #3

Current Term Expires: June 30, 2023

board of education member Maria Sudduth
Maria Sudduth
Position #7

Current Term Expires: June 30, 2025

Mission, Audit, Budget



Board Policies