Portland Community College announces impending Zone 4 vacancy

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Portland Community College is looking for anyone interested in becoming a Board Director.

Due to unforeseen circumstances, Serin Bussell, elected to PCC’s Board of Directors in 2021 and representing Zone 4 in the college’s service area, has tendered her resignation. PCC is now accepting applications from interested candidates living in Zone 4 to fulfill the remainder of the term.

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The interim Director’s term will begin Oct. 1, 2023 and continue through May 2025. Zone 4 includes Northwest and Downtown Portland and parts of Columbia and Washington Counties.

Interested candidates are encouraged to forward a cover letter explaining why they are applying, resume, and a list of references (maximum of three) to Jennifer Hamlin, executive coordinator for PCC’s Office of the President and Board Directors, at jennifer.hamlin15@pcc.edu or by mail to PCC-Board of Directors, P.O. Box 19000, Portland, Ore., 97280. The deadline to apply is Sept. 8, at noon.

The PCC Board of Directors consists of seven members elected by zones to four-year terms, as well as a student representative. Board members govern the college, which includes selecting the president, approving the budget, and establishing policies that direct the operation of the college.

The Board of Directors will review submissions in early September, and interview finalists  in a public meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 12. Finalist interviews will take place during the Board’s work session on Thursday, Sept. 21 and sworn in at the Oct. 19 board meeting. Candidates interested in continuing to serve on the board will need to run for election in May 2025, with the term beginning July 1, 2025.

For additional details, visit https://www.pcc.edu/board/

About James Hill

James G. Hill, an award-winning journalist and public relations writer, is the Director of Public Relations at Portland Community College. A graduate of Portland State University, James has worked as a section editor for the Newberg Graphic... more »