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PCC Board selects Lim to fill Zone 6 vacancy

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PORTLAND, Ore. – Jaime Lim has been selected as the new board member for Zone 6 (Washington County) for the Board of Directors of Portland Community College. He was sworn in by PCC District President Preston Pulliams on July 15 and will serve the remainder of the term through June 30, 2005. Lim replaces Maureen Breckenridge, who resigned from her position in May.LimLim is the publisher of The Asian Reporter newspaper and is a registered professional engineer licensed in Oregon and Washington. He has an associate’s degree in maritime science from the Philippine Merchant Marine Academy in Manila, Philippines, a bachelor’s degree in applied science and engineering from Portland State University. Lim also attended PCC in the 1960s before transferring to PSU."I am really delighted to be on the PCC board,"Lim said. "I am hoping to be able to represent the Asian American community as well as the broader Zone 6 community and help make the proper decisions regarding the direction that PCC should go."The Beaverton resident brings a wide variety of professional development experience to PCC. He is the founder of the First United Engineering, Consulting Engineers; vice president of the Pacific Northwest Minority Publishers Association; and is president of the Philippine American Chamber of Commerce of Oregon (PACCO). He is also a board member of the Asian Pacific Islander Community Improvement Association (APICIA), Asian Reporter Foundation, Inc., and Asiafest 2004, Asian festival.The PCC Board is composed of seven members, each elected by different geographical areas of the college district. The college district covers all or portions of five counties, and is 1,500 square miles. The board is responsible for setting the overall policy for operation of the college, including hiring the college president, adopting the budget and approving contracts with employee groups. The board generally meets two times a month in the evenings.Portland Community College is the largest post-secondary educational institution in Oregon, enrolling nearly 100,000 students annually, and operating three comprehensive campuses along with five workforce training and education centers, a small business development center and education outlets in hundreds of community and business locations.

About James Hill

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 »