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. 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.

Fifteenth Annual Carpenter Lecture

Thursday, March 7
6 to 8pm
Wilsonville Old Church & Pub
30340 SW Boones Ferry Rd
Wilsonville, Oregon


2019 Speaker: Eboni M. Zamani-Gallaher

Advancing the Social Justice Imperative of Community Colleges: Reconciling Democratic Principles Amid Elite Interests

Eboni M. Zamani-Gallaher

Eboni M. Zamani-Gallaher is Professor of Higher Education/Community College Leadership in the Department of Education Policy, Organization, and Leadership at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She is also Director of the Office for Community College Research and Leadership (OCCRL) and Associate Head of the EPOL Department.


View past Charles Carpenter Lecture series speakers.