Fifthteenth Annual Carpenter Lecture
March 7, 2019 - Advancing The Social Justice Imperative of Community Colleges: Reconciling Democratic Principles Amid Elite Interests
Dr. Eboni M. Zamani Gallaher

Community colleges have played a critical role in advancing opportunity and mass higher education. They occupy the intersection of social justice and educational change having originated to broaden participation. The community college has provided scores access to postsecondary education who otherwise were without an on-ramp to higher learning. With nearly half of American undergraduates attending community colleges, this Carpenter lecture calls attention to the core mission of the community college, how they are a centerpiece of American higher education institutional diversity, and predominant pathway to postsecondary study for historically underrepresented and underserved students. Dr. Zamani-Gallaher will highlight the misalignment of the current administration with the core mission of community college misinterpreting their role and postsecondary education as an economic return for the individual rather than for the collective public good.

Fourteenth Annual Carpenter Lecture
March 1, 2018 - Trust, the Promise Cycle and Shared Governance
Dr. Joanne Truesdell

The leader’s call is to fulfill the Mission. It is the interconnectedness of the elements of trust, promises and shared governance that support engagement in the mission and the delivery of the community college promise.

Dr. Joanne Truesdell returned to Clackamas Community College as president in 2007 after beginning her academic and career at CCC in the early 1980s. She graduated from CCC with an associate’s degree in business in 1982.

She has nearly 40 years of experience in Oregon community college leadership as a student, staff, faculty member and administrator.

Dr. Truesdell’s knowledge of Oregon's educational opportunities deepened as she earned degrees from Portland State University, the University of Portland and a doctorate in education from Oregon State. Dr. Truesdell has said that the most important degree she earned is her associate’s degree from Clackamas. Without it, she wouldn’t have been able to earn her bachelor’s, master’s or doctorate degrees.

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.

Thirteenth Annual Carpenter Lecture
February 23, 2017 - Critical Issues Along the Community College Transfer Pipeline: A Case Study of California
Daniel Solorzano

Daniel Solorzano is a Professor of Social Science and Comparative Education in the Graduate School of Education and Information Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles.  His teaching and research interests include critical race theory in education; racial microaggressions and other forms of everyday racism; critical race spatial analysis; and critical race pedagogy.  Over his 44-year career, Solorzano has taught at the Los Angeles County Juvenile Hall, in the California Community College (East Los Angeles College; Santa Monica College), the California State University (California State University Northridge; California State University Bakersfield), and the University of California (UCLA) Systems.  Dr. Solorzano has authored over 100 research articles and book chapters on issues related to educational access and equity for underrepresented student populations in the United States.  In 2007, Professor Solorzano received the UCLA Distinguished Teacher Award.  In 2012, Solorzano was presented the American Education Research Association (AERA) Social Justice in Education Award.  Also in 2012, Solorzano was awarded the Critical Race Studies in Education Association Derrick A. Bell Legacy Award.  In 2013, Solorzano was given the Mildred Garcia Exemplary Scholarship Award from the Association for Studies in Higher Education (ASHE).  In 2014, Solorzano was selected as a Fellow of the American Education Research Association.

Twelfth Annual Carpenter Lecture
February 26, 2016 - What is the Role of Higher Education?
Betty Duvall

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).

Eleventh Annual Charles Carpenter Lecture
March 6, 2015 - Post-emotionalism and Power: Reconceptualizing Incivility in the Workplace
Jamie L. Callahan

Jamie L. Callahan is Professor of Human Resource Development in the School of Education at Drexel University. She has held multiple leadership positions in the Academy of Human Resource Development to include having served two terms as a member of the Board of Directors. She served as the Editor of Human Resource Development Review, the leading publication for advancing theory within the field of HRD.

Her research agenda has three streams:  leadership, sociological explorations of emotions occurring in organizational contexts and contextual issues confronting organisations such as organizational learning, orgizational culture and communities of practive.  She applies a critical theory perspective to the exploration of these issues.

Tenth Annual Charles Carpenter Lecture
May 9, 2014 - The Role of Governance, State Funding and Accountability in Reaching the 40-40-20 Goal
President Edward J. Ray

President Edward J. Ray is nearing the completion of his 11th year at Oregon State University. Always mindful of OSU’s commitment to the people of Oregon, Dr. Ray has been a strong advocate for increased state funding and accountability in reaching Oregon’s ambitious 40-40-20 goal by 2025. Under his leadership, Oregon State has a plan to support this goal through creative solutions and key partnerships. Additionally, President Ray has overseen the expansion of dual-enrollment agreements to all 17 of the state’s community colleges, making it easier for students to complete four-year degrees. He received his undergraduate degree in mathematics from Queens College in New York and earned his master’s and doctorate in economics from Stanford University.

Ninth Annual Charles Carpenter Lecture
May 10, 2013 - Research Design and Consideration for Community College Issues: An Exposition of Two Studies
Rick Wagoner, Ph.D

Rick Wagoner is an Assistant Professor in the Higher Education and Organizational Change Division of the Graduate School of Education and Information Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). His research and scholarship centers on community colleges and addresses them from multiple perspectives including theoretical and scholarly, practitioner oriented, and policy.  He is particularly concerned with faculty work and professional identity, colleges as organizations, and the transfer function from the perspectives of individual students, institutions, and state-level policies.

Professor Wagoner’s interest in community colleges is deeply grounded in his own experience as he graduated with an AS degree from the College of Eastern Utah in Price, Utah and has worked as an administrator and adjunct professor at Pima Community College in Tucson, Arizona.

Eighth Annual Charles Carpenter Lecture
May 4, 2012 - Leadership Lessons... in Less than 140 Characters
Camille Preus, Ed. D.

Camille Preus, Commissioner of the Department of Community Colleges and Workforce Development provides leadership and advocacy with the Government, the legislature, and other statewide stakeholders for Oregon's 17 community colleges, 7 workforce investment areas, and many community based organizations. Given Oregon's goal for increased levels of educational attainment (40/40/20) Cam has focused energy and leadership on the middle 40, convening all facets of Oregon community colleges to concentrate on improving student persistence, completion and success. Cam received her doctorate in Community College Leadership from Oregon State University.

Seventh Annual Charles Carpenter Lecture
May 6, 2011 - Leadership and the New Normal
Preston Pulliams

Preston Pulliams, current President of Portland Community College, came to Portland after serving as vice-chancellor for Community Colleges for the State University of New York (SUNY) where he coordinated and directed the activities of the 30 community college in the SUNY system. In addition to his experience in community college administration, Dr. Pulliams has taught at the graduate and undergraduate level, and for several years at a junior high school in Michigan. Dr. Pulliams has done extensive research and writing on student achievement, minority student success, counseling at the community college level and on establishing effective working relationships between boards and college presidents.

Sixth Annual Charles Carpenter Lecture
May 7, 2010 - Community College: The Hopeful Enterprise
Mary Spilde

Mary Spilde, current President of Lane Community College in Eugene, Oregon, completed a master’s in adult education and a doctorate in post-secondary education at Oregon State University. She has served – and currently serves – on several national committees and boards all dedicated to the betterment of education and educational professionals. Spilde has a passion for learning about leadership and organizational change. She focuses much of her time and energy at Lane on leading and supporting initiatives that will develop a culture of innovation, achievement and improvements in the learning environment.