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Dr. Joanne Truesdell knows firsthand how Clackamas Community College can launch a career. She returned to CCC as president in 2007 after beginning her academic career as a student at the college in the early 1980s. She has more than 30 years of experience in Oregon community college leadership as a student, staff, faculty member and administrator.

Devoted to providing the best educational opportunities for the community CCC serves, Dr. Truesdell brings an intimate understanding of how all the complex parts of a quality learning environment come together to produce great results.

2016-17 President's Goals


Vice President of Instruction and Student Services

David C. Plotkin supervises all the instructional deans at the college and oversees all instructional, workforce development, academic support and student services programs. He came to CCC after 16 years at Marylhurst University where he held various positions including chair of the Department of English Literature and Writing, faculty lead for implementing course management software and pedagogical principles of online learning and vice president of Academic Affairs.

Vice President of College Services

Alissa Mahar manages College Services, which includes business and campus services, information technology, college safety, the bookstore and human resources. She brings experience in public government, most recently as executive director of finance (CFO) and business operations for the Portland Bureau of Transportation. Her previous work includes working as the CFO and business manager for the Portland Housing Bureau and chief administrative manager for Portland Fire and Rescue.

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