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, the Carpenter Lecture features a nationally known speaker on a topic of importance to community colleges. In addition to current students in the Adult and Higher Education doctoral program, attendees include northwest community college leaders and members of the OSU community. The Carpenter Lecture has become a premier professional development event for community college leaders and has significantly advanced Oregon State University’s work in community college leadership.

   Save the date for the 2023 lecture: February 23, 2023, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm.

2023 Speaker: Pamela Eddy, Ph.D.

Thursday, February 23, 2023. 6:00 - 8:00 pm

Pamela Eddy is the Associate Provost of Faculty Affairs and Faculty Development and a professor of higher education in Educational Policy, Planning, and Leadership at William & Mary. Her research interests include community college leadership and development, organizational change and educational partnerships, gender roles in higher education, and faculty development.

Professor Eddy serves as a consultant for campuses, system offices, and on funded grants regarding strategies to support community college student success and to promote leadership development. Eddy has authored six books and edited six others. Her most recent book, with Betty Kirby, is titled Leading for Tomorrow: A Primer for Succeeding in Higher Education Leadership (2020). Eddy is the editor-in-chief for New Directions for Community Colleges, and serves on the editorial boards for Community College Journal of Research and Practice, Journal of Women and Gender in Higher Education, and Innovative Higher Education. She received the 2006 emerging scholar award and the 2013 senior scholar award from the Council for the Study of Community Colleges. Professor Eddy was recognized with a 2021 Outstanding Faculty Award from the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia. Additionally, Eddy received the 2011 Plumeri Award for Faculty Excellence at William & Mary. She was a Fulbright Scholar in Dublin, Ireland in 2009 and continues her research on partnerships there.  

Eddy received her Ph.D. from Michigan State University, her M.S. from Cornell University, and her B.S. in economics from Allegheny College.

Adult and Higher Education (AHE) Alumni Awards

AHE Alumni Awards

AHE programs invite nominations for three alumni awards. Nominations are accepted each year between November 1st and December 1st. Award recipients are honored by the College of Education dean, AHE chair, faculty, fellow alumni, and current students at the Charles E. Carpenter Lecture.


Past Speakers

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A list of speakers and a collection of some of the content from past Carpenter Lectures.