Charles E. Carpenter Lecture & Conference Endowment

Established in 2004, the Charles E. Carpenter Lecture and Conference Endowment supports advances in 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.

2016 Speaker: Betty DuvallBetty Duvall, Carpenter Lecture 2016, College of Education, Oregon State University

February 26, 2016, at 4 pm in the Memorial Union Horizon Room, the College of Education will be hosting Betty Duvall for the latest Carpenter Lecture.

Betty Duvall, Professor Emerita, Oregon State University, spent most of her career as a community college administrator.  She was Dean of Instruction at St. Louis Community College, Florissant Valley (Missouri) for 15 years and following that was Executive Dean (Campus President) at the Rock Creek Campus of Portland Community College(Oregon) for 5 years.  In 1995 she was appointed as the Community College Liaison in the U.S. Department of Education, the first person to hold that position.  Dr. Duvall next came to Oregon State University to teach in and lead the Community College Leadership Program (CCLP).  She has been retired for 10 years.

Past Speakers

2015 Jamie Callahan, a Professor of Human Resource Development in the School of Education at Drexel University

2014 Edward J. Ray, President, Oregon State University

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