Students encouraged to attend ‘listening tour’ to help shape their future

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Katy Ho.

Katy Ho.

PCC seeks to create a culture that seamlessly supports equitable student success. As part of this effort, the college has joined Achieving the Dream, a national movement oriented toward sustainable institutional transformation. At PCC it’s known as YESS (Yes to Equitable Student Success), and with this as a priority, Vice President of Student Affairs Rob Steinmetz and Vice President of Academic Affairs Katy Ho are hosting a “listening tour” that will stop by each campus. The goal is that these listening opportunities will assist college leaders in developing a deeper understanding of the student experience.

To RSVP to any of these tour stops, visit the sign up webpage.

All students are encouraged to attend and provide input about their experiences at PCC. These open discussions are geared toward PCC getting a better understanding of the student experience and using those insights to inform policy, practice, and procedure, furthering equitable student success.

Listening Tour Stops:

Sylvania — 2:30-4 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 17, Oak Room, College Center.

Cascade — 2-3:30 p.m., Monday, Jan. 29, Rooms 202-204, Student Union.

Southeast —  2:30-4 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 6, Great Hall, Mt Tabor.

Robert Steinmetz.

Robert Steinmetz.

Rock Creek — 1:30-3 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 8, Event Center, Building 9.

Refreshments will be served and a lunch voucher will be given out at the end of the forums to each student in attendance.

For those who can’t attend, there will be live streaming of each forum available, as well as a chat function to share comments or questions. Closed captioning also will be provided. Alternatively, students can call in using the college’s conference call service by dialing the toll free dial-in number at (888) 363-4734 or the USA caller paid/international toll number of (215) 446-3656. The access code is 7923241­­.

For additional information, call (971) 722-4621 or email

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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 »

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