Mt. Hood Community College Announces New Deans

Posted: Sept. 28, 2010

Mt. Hood Community College (MHCC) began fall term with four new administrative leaders.

Robert CoxRobert Cox, Dean of Student Success and Enrollment Management, came to MHCC in 2007 as the College Center supervisor. He was formerly at Washington State University Vancouver, where he worked as director of student involvement.

Cox has filled numerous interim roles at MHCC, including athletic director, dean of health and physical education and vice president of Student Success and Enrollment Management.

His academic career began at Centralia Community College in Washington. He holds a bachelor’s degree in human development from Washington State University Vancouver and a master’s degree in college student services administration from Oregon State University.

He has served in several regional leadership roles with the Association of Campus Activities and currently serves as a member of the executive board of the Northwest Athletic Association of Community Colleges.

Kim Hyatt, Ph.D.Kim Hyatt, Ph.D., joined MHCC as dean of instruction for health, physical education, athletics, aquatics and recreation. She comes to MHCC with a doctorate in health promotion and education from the University of Utah.

Prior to MHCC, she held positions at local community colleges. At Weber State University in Utah, she served as health promotion program director and assistant professor. Hyatt managed a youth sports program for 600 inner-city kids, worked as an assistant track coach and served as javelin coordinator for the USA Track and Field team.


Clyde B. Jenson, Ph.D.Clyde B. Jensen, Ph.D., dean of instruction for science, began his academic career at a junior college in Idaho, where he was mentored by committed science instructors into a course of study and ultimately a career path in medical education. He vowed to someday return the favor at a community college, where he would have a positive impact on students, just as he received as a student just out of high school.

With a doctorate in physiology and pharmacology, Jensen has distinguished himself as an accomplished educator. At the age of 32, he became America’s youngest medical school president. He is the recipient of teaching awards from higher education institutions and leadership awards from national professional associations.

Janet McIntyreJanet McIntyre serves as the dean of instruction for integrated media, performing arts and visual arts and comes to MHCC from the Art Institute of Portland. She has a Master of Fine Arts degree in film and television from New York University Tisch School of the Arts.

McIntyre has extensive experience as a painter, graphic designer, filmmaker, teacher and academic leader. Her documentary, “Covered Girls” about Muslim American teenage girls in post 911 New York, was produced for Showtime and broadcast nationally.

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