College looks for new president

Clackamas Community College President Joanne Truesdell announced that she will retire in spring 2018. Between now and then, the college is making an effort to fill the shoes of the soon to be ex-president.

Clackamas held multiple events for the public, students and staff give input to help create a profile for the next president.

These forums have ended, but the process has just begun.

“We are at the very beginning of the process and quite far from looking at candidates,” said transition liaison Amanda Coffey, an English instructor.

According to Coffey, those involved in the process gathered with Dr. Preston Pulliams, the college’s consultant from Gold Hill Associates and the former president of Portland Community College, to build a success profile in a board meeting.

Along with the forums, the college had opened up surveys online for those who did not attend the forums, to participate in the college’s search for the next president to replace Truesdell.

– Collin Berend