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Established in 2004, the Charles E. Carpenter Lecture and Conference Endowment supports advances professional development for community college leaders. Held each spring on the Oregon State University campus, the Carpenter Lecture features a nationally known speaker on a topic of importance to community colleges. In addition to current students in the community college leadership doctoral program, attendees include northwest community college leaders and members of the OSU community. Moving into its ninth year, the Carpenter Event has become a premier professional development event for community college leaders and has significantly advanced Oregon State University’s work in community college leadership.
2013 Richard Wagoner, Assistant Professor of Higher Education, University of California, Los Angeles.
2012 Camille Preus, Commissioner of the Department of Community Colleges and Workforce Developmment of Oregon
2011 Preston Pulliams, President, Portland Community College
2010 Mary Spilde, President, Lane Community College
2009 John “Ski” Sygielski, President, Mount Hood Community College
2008 Linda Barry, Vice President, Merritt College; Susan Kostick, Vice President, Edmonds Community College; Jim Sorensen, President, Treasure Valley Community College
2007 Ron Baker, Executive Vice President, Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
2006 Cassandra Manuelito-Kerkvliet, President, Institute of American Indian Arts
2005 George Boggs, President, American Association of Community Colleges