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COCC Wants Input on New President 

The school is searching for a new president to replace Dr. Shirley Metcalf who will retire at the end of the school year

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Central Oregon Community College is looking for community feedback during its search for a new president.

COCC
is holding a series of public forums Oct. 1 and 2 at multiple locations across its district to get a cross-sectional view on the ideal candidate, according to a press release from Mark Johnson, COCC’s staff writer of college relations.

“The college is holding these meetings to gather input on what the campuses and the community are looking for in a new president,” Ron Paradis, COCC’s executive director of college relations said in the release.

Former Portland Community College president Preston Pulliams, now president of Gold Hill Associates—a Mississippi-based recruiting firm that specializes in hiring executives for community colleges—is guiding the search process and will lead the forums, according to Johnson.



On Sept. 5, current president Dr. Shirley Metcalf announced she would retire at the end of the 2018-2019 school year.

Here’s the schedule of the meetings:

Monday, Oct. 1
9-10am, COCC Madras campus
1170 East Ashwood Rd., Madras

11am-noon, COCC Crook County Open Campus
510 SE Lynn Blvd., Prineville

1:30-2:30pm, COCC Redmond campus
Technology Education Center, Room 224
2030 SE College Loop, Redmond

4-5pm, Deschutes Public Library, Brooks Room
601 NW Wall St., Bend
Tuesday, Oct. 2

10-11am, La Pine City Hall
16345 Sixth St., La Pine
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