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PCC chooses new Public Affairs manager

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Portland Community College has hired Dana Haynes as the school’s new public affairs manager. The job is a combination of communications director and intergovernmental liaison.

Haynes spent the last 20 years as a reporter, columnist and editor for Oregon newspapers, including weeklies in Lake Oswego, West Linn and Gresham, and The Oregonian’s MetroWest bureau. For the past eight years, he has served as a writer and editor for the Statesman Journal in Salem. He also was leader of the paper’s Capitol bureau and served as online editor for the past year.

“I attended a community college part-time while I was a janitor at a car dealership, right out of high school. And I taught briefly at PCC,” Haynes said. “This job just seemed like the perfect fit.”

Haynes, 47, has relocated from Salem to Portland’s Multnomah Village.

He can be reached at (503) 977-4421 or at

Portland Community College is the largest post-secondary institution in Oregon, serving approximately 88,200 full- and part-time students. For more PCC news, please visit us on the Web at PCC has three comprehensive campuses, five workforce training and education centers, and 200 community locations in the Portland metropolitan area. The PCC district encompasses a 1,500-square-mile area in northwest Oregon and offers two-year degrees, one-year certificate programs, short-term training, alternative education, pre-college courses and life-long learning.

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 »