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Student Government

Portland Community College’s student government boasts some forty campus-based student organizers, spread across PCC’s four main campuses — Cascade, Sylvania, Southeast and Rock Creek. Each campus has its own student government, called ASPCC (short for the Associated Students of Portland Community College). And each ASPCC team has its own Executive Team, which is made up of the Student Body President, the Director of Legislative Affairs, the Director of Student Programs/Events, and the Eco Social Justice Director. Together, the Executive Team members from those four campuses — with the exception of the Director of Student Programs/Events — form the twelve voting members of the District Student Council (DSC). The DSC is supported by the Chair and the Chief of Staff, who are non-voting members and make up the District Executive Team.

DSC Meetings

Schedule of 2020-2021 Meetings

Meetings are held from 9 a.m. to 12 noon

DSC meeting schedule
Date Location Notes Agenda and Minutes
September 14 Remote Work Session/Training *8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
September 25 Remote – zoom link Public Meeting/ Business Meeting Agenda


October 2 Remote – zoom link Emergency Business Session Agenda


October 9 Remote Work Session
October 23 Remote – zoom link Public Meeting/Business Meeting Agenda


November 6 Remote Work Session
November 20 Remote – zoom link Public Meeting/Business Meeting Agenda


December 4 Remote Work Session
December 11 Remote unless cleared to return Winter Retreat and planning
January 8 Remote – zoom link Public Meeting/Business Meeting Agenda


January 22 Remote Work Session
February 5 Remote – zoom link Public Meeting/Business Meeting
February 19 Remote Work Session
March 5 Remote – zoom link Public Meeting/Business Meeting
March 19 Remote Work Session
April 2 Remote – zoom link Public Meeting/Business Meeting
April 16 Remote Work Session
May 7 Remote – zoom link Public Meeting/Business Meeting
May 21 Remote Work Session
June 4 Transition Meeting Remote – zoom link Public Meeting/Business Meeting

Committee Student Representation

If your committee would like a student representative, please fill out the Student Representation Request Form. The request will be sent to the District Student Council Chief of Staff, who will relay the request to DSC. Campus committee requests will go to the appropriate campus Student Body President. If yours is a district committee, the request will be brought to the District Student Council’s attention, who will select and vote on which student will serve on the committee.

In accordance with policy S705, any committee that recommends, formulates, or reviews academic or student affairs policies that impact the district is required to have student representation. The level of participation for the student representative is governed by the committee’s governing rules. Please be clear about committee expectations in your request form.

If you are a student seeking to sit on a district committee or have any questions or concerns, please contact the District Student Council Chair.

DSC Members

DSC Executive Team
  • Riley Turner, Board Trustee
ASPCC Cascade Executive Team
  • Brea Nazareno, Student Body President
  • Tom Farrenkopf, Director of Legislative Affairs
ASPCC Rock Creek Executive Team
  • Kathryn Lopez, Student Body President
  • Gloria Leon, Director of Legislative Affairs
  • Grace Grace, Director of Eco Social Justice
ASPCC Southeast Executive Team
  • Yuliza Leon Del Toro, Student Body President
  • Emily Martin, Director of Legislative Affairs
  • Madeline Fischer, Director of Eco Social Justice
ASPCC Sylvania Executive Team
  • Emily Williams, Student Body President
  • Laurie Barnes, Director of Legislative Affairs
  • Valentina Castellanos Ramirez, Director of Eco Social Justice

Four Campuses, Four ASPCC’s!

Each PCC Campus has its own unique leadership program. All ASPCC’s represent and serve all students at their campuses and will, therefore, design activities, events, policies, and programs aimed at meeting their own campus-specific goals.

ASPCC aims to improve the lives of students, staff, faculty and the surrounding community. Our goals in governance and programming intend to empower and promote student interest and involvement.

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