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Poppe to serve as Cascade interim executive dean

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PORTLAND, Ore. – Nan Poppe, dean of the Extended Learning Campus, will also serve as interim executive dean of the Cascade Campus for 2003-04.Poppe replaces Mildred Ollee who had served as executive dean at the campus since 1995 until moving on to become the president of Seattle Central Community College in early August. She takes over a campus that has doubled in student enrollment in eight years, from 8,400 to 15,500, and will help oversee the largest capital expansion project in the history of the Cascade Campus.A resident of southwest Portland, Poppe has 15 years of service with community colleges. She has served as dean of adult and continuing education at PCC for the last five years and, before that, director of the Maywood Park Campus at Mt. Hood Community College. Previously, she was director of training and development at Lane Community College. She received a doctorate from Oregon State University, a master’s degree from Fresno State University and her bachelor’s degree from San Diego State University. Portland Community College, the largest post-secondary institution in Oregon, serves more than 101,000 full- and part-time students at three comprehensive campuses, four workforce centers and offers classes at 200 sites in its five-county, 1,500-square-mile district.

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James G. Hill, an award-winning journalist and public relations writer, has been the Communications Specialist for the Office of Public Affairs at Portland Community College since November of 1999. A graduate of Portland State University, J... more »