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PCC Board of Directors select Penson, Wagner as new leaders

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Mohamed Alyajouri * Tiffani Penson

Past Chair Mohamed Alyajouri passes the gavel to the new chair — Tiffani Penson.

Laurie Cremona Wagner & Dr. Adrien Bennings

Laurie Cremona Wagner (left) with President Dr. Adrien Bennings.

At its July 21 business meeting, the Portland Community College Board of Directors elected Tiffani Penson as its new chair for the upcoming 2022-23 year. In addition, Laurie Cremona Wagner was named vice chair.

Penson is a native Oregonian and very involved in the community. She is currently the supplier diversity officer for the City of Portland. Her responsibilities include outreach to disadvantage, minority, women, emerging small businesses and service-disabled businesses, focusing on connecting businesses to contracting opportunities in the city.

Wagner is the vice president of global lead management at Oracle Corporation and has more than 25 years of experience in both the building and high-tech industries; including software, hardware and services.

The PCC Board of Directors consists of seven members elected by zones to four-year terms. The board members govern the college which includes selecting the president, approving the hiring of other staff and faculty, approving the college budget, and establishing policies that govern the operation of the college.

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