Established in 2004, the Charles E. Carpenter Lecture and Conference Endowment supports advances professional development for community college leaders. Held each spring on the Oregon State University campus, the Carpenter Lecture features a nationally known speaker on a topic of importance to community colleges. In addition to current students in the community college leadership doctoral program, attendees include northwest community college leaders and members of the OSU community. Moving into its ninth year, the Carpenter Event has become a premier professional development event for community college leaders and has significantly advanced Oregon State University’s work in community college leadership.

Twelfth Annual Carpenter Lecture

Feb. 26
4:30 p.m.
Memorial Union Horizon Room

Betty Duvall

Betty Duvall, Professor Emerita, Oregon State University
What is the Role of Higher Education?

Dr. Betty Duvall, Professor Emerita at Oregon State University, spent most of her career as a community college administrator, and 20 years as a dean. In 1995, she was appointed as the first-ever Community College Liaison for the U.S. Department of Education. She held that position until she arrived at Oregon State to teach and led the Community College Leadership Program (CCLP) until she retired 10 years ago.

Since her retirement, Dr. Duvall has served as President of the Portland Community College Foundation Board and is a member of the Oregon Higher Education Coordinating Commission (HECC).

View the event poster.

View past Charles Carpenter Lecture series speakers.