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Community College to Prosperity: a Conversation with PCC President Mitsui - Friday Forum
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Date(s): May 19, 2017
Time: 12:15 PM  PST - 1:15 PM  PST
Sentinel Hotel, 614 SW 11th Ave., Portland, OR 97205

For President Mark Mitsui, Portland Community College is fundamentally about the transformative power of education for both individuals and communities.  "Community colleges are the pathway to the middle class," he says. "That is where opportunity lies. We strive to foster equitable success for students and colleagues, and a sustainable prosperity for the region. With that kind of shared goal to build upon, we will go far, together.”

Mark’s tenure at PCC began in the fall of 2016. Previously, he served as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Community Colleges within the Office of Career, Technical and Adult Education for the U.S. Department of Education. There he worked to advance President Obama’s community college agenda through partnerships with numerous federal agencies and national stakeholders. He is the former President of North Seattle College and Vice President of Student Services at South Seattle College. He has deep roots in the Pacific Northwest.

PCC is among the the largest community colleges in the United States, with 90,000 students and budget of over $450 million. PCC’s campuses four campuses now span three counties.

Mark will be interviewed by Cheryl Myers, Director of Culture & Inclusion at Oregon Higher Education Coordinating Commission. Cheryl was previously the Governor’s Director of Economic & Business Equity and has two decades of private sector business ownership experience.
Mark Mitsui

Cheryl Myers


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