Past Speakers

2023: Dr. Pamela Eddy - Associate Provost of Faculty Affairs and Faculty Development and a professor of higher education in Educational Policy, Planning, and Leadership at William & Mary | Talk Title: "A Blueprint for Equity-Minded Leadership in Community Colleges." View event recording

2022: Dr. Rufus GlasperPresident and CEO, League for Innovation in the Community College, Chancellor Emeritus Maricopa Community Colleges | Talk title: "The Paradigm Shift for Higher Education”

2021 Dr. Xueli Wang, Barbara and Glenn Thompson Professor in Educational Leadership, Professor in Educational Leadership & Policy Analysis (ELPA), University of Wisconsin-Madison | Talk title: "On My Own: The Challenge and Promise of Building Equitable STEM Transfer Pathways."

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2020 Dr. Francisco Rodriguez, Chancellor, Los Angeles Community College District, OSU AHE alumnus

2019 Dr. Eboni Zamani-Gallaher, Professor, Education Policy, Organization and Leadership, University of Illinois

2018 Dr. Joanne Truesdell, President of Clackamas Community College and CCL alumna

2017 Daniel Solorzano, Professor of Social Science and Comparative Education in the Graduate School of Education and Information Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles


2016 Betty Duvall, Professor Emerita, Oregon State University

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