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Envisioning positive changes for Southeast
Photos and Story by Gina Whitehill-Baziuk
April 23, 2013
Written by Gina Whitehill-Baziuk
PCC’s investment is transforming the current Southeast Center into a comprehensive campus by more than doubling its size from 91,000 square feet to 200,000 square feet. Located in the expanding Southeast Portland community, credit and non-credit enrollment at Southeast continues to be one of the fastest growing in the PCC district. In 2012, more than 11,000 students took credit and non-credit classes at Southeast. Once the build-out from the 2008 bond is finished in 2015, Southeast will have six buildings total and it is estimated that more than 18,000 students will be served.
The eventual transformation of Southeast into a full-service campus has led the president of the Southeast Center/Extended Learning Campus, Dr. Jessica Howard, to intiate a campus identity visioning process in collaboration with PCC students, faculty and staff. This visioning process, started in November 2012, identified campus values and goals to guide the Southeast Center/Extended Learning Campus in its transformation. The process is also serving as a springboard for Southeast students, faculty and staff to work together to name the four new buildings, with final approval by the PCC Board in June 2013. To document the overall process, goals and outcomes, a campus-based committee and PCC’s Video Production staff produced a video, which was presented to the PCC Board in May 2013.