May 2017 E-News highlights
Find May 2017 in our E-News archive on the right to see the full newsletter, including an updated job board, resource list, upcoming conferences, campus news, and more!
A Moment to Reflect: Honoring Jordan Edwards
by Kaycie López Jones, Educational Equity Program Manager
Dear Colleagues, Friends and Family,
I am sure many of you are already aware about yet another police shooting of a Black child that occurred recently in Balch Springs, Texas. As I reflect, so many thoughts wander through my head, and two seemingly contradictory thoughts stand out. 1) More of a feeling really, the surreal feeling that this reality is not somewhere else, it is not in the Jim Crow past or the dystopian future, I am not outside of it, it is here, in the present, where all things collide.
Join the 3rd Cohort of the Executive Learning Series on Equity and Empowerment!
Campus Compact of Oregon is now accepting applications for the 3rd cohort of the Executive Learning Series on Equity and Empowerment (ELSEE), a year-long learning community facilitated by Josh Todd and Sonali S. Balajee.
Click here to download the application, and join the 14 teams from 12 institutions that have participated so far.
The ELSEE brings together higher education administrators. staff, and faculty from across Oregon to delve into meaningful discourse surrounding racial equity, social justice, and the application of an equity lens in the work we do across K12 schools and institutions of higher education. Individual campus participants put together a cohort of 5-6 campus representatives to form a collaborative with other campus cohorts. Together, cohorts participate in a yearlong course that meets once monthly to discuss the dynamics of of systems power, privilege and oppression and how they affect us individually and as a collective. Read more about ELSEE!
As Campus Compact deepens our strategic focus on providing training, consulting, and technical assistance to educational institutions on racial justice and equity, we seek to build a broad-based coalition for racial justice across college and high school that will expand the movement for more equitable education in Oregon. This grant will help make this vision a reality!
The mission of The Oregon Community Foundation is to improve lives for all Oregonians through the power of philanthropy. OCF works with individuals, families, businesses and organizations to create charitable funds — more than 2,000 of them — that support the community causes they care about. These funds support the critical work that nonprofits are doing across Oregon. Through these funds, OCF awarded more than $108 million in grants and scholarships in 2016. Learn more about OCF's grantmaking.
Tillamook Bay Community College also recently welcomed a new president on campus: Dr. Ross Tomlin. Dr. Tomlin has spent the past 35 years either teaching or leading at community colleges. He served as an instructional dean at Central Oregon Community College and then vice president of instruction at Umpqua Community College. Prior to joining TBCC he served as vice president of instruction and student services at Southwestern Oregon Community College.
“I am very excited and humbled to become president of this amazing college. I am looking forward to working with the excellent faculty, staff, and Board as well as the communities throughout Tillamook County to continue the excellent work that has been done there over the past seven years under Dr. Green’s leadership,” Tomlin shared about taking on the role of president. Learn more about Dr. Tomlin.
Welcome to both of you! We look forward to working together.
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