Acting College President Sylvia Kelley
Sylvia Kelley is the acting president of Portland Community College. She moved into the role in May 2015 upon the departure of Dr. Jeremy Brown, PCC’s sixth president.
Prior to joining PCC in 2014 as its executive vice president, Kelley served in key leadership roles at two four-year institutions: as Southern Oregon University’s vice president for development and the executive director of its foundation, from 2008 to 2014, and as the vice president for institutional advancement at Texas A&M University-Commerce, from 2001 to 2008.
Kelley also has significant community college experience, having worked with several in Texas and California in a variety of leadership roles before joining Texas A&M: as the director of marketing and public affairs, as the director of corporate education and workforce development, and as an instructor of leadership and human relations. In addition, she has several years’ experience as a senior city planner.