MHCC Seeks New Member for Board of Education

Posted: September 13, 2012

The Mt. Hood Community College (MHCC) Board of Education formally declared a vacancy in one of their board positions at their meeting on Sept. 12. This action opens the process for an appointment to the “at large” position that was vacated by Dr. Ralph Yates last June. Dr. Yates served on the MHCC board for thirteen years, through 4 terms and his resignation formally took effect on Sept. 1 of this year.  The remainder of his term will be filled by this appointment and it will then expire in May 2013, at which point the position will be filled by election.  

The Mt. Hood Community College District Board of Education is composed of seven members elected to four-year terms. Five of the positions are elected from specific district zones and two are elected from the district at-large. An eligible board member must be a qualified voter in the district (and zone when applicable), a citizen of the state of Oregon and be at least 18 years of age.  

This is an at-large position. Applicants must be qualified voters in Multnomah County, north Clackamas County or west Hood River County.

Applications are due on or before Oct. 3, 2012 by 5 p.m.
Applications will be reviewed by the board and decision will be made at the Oct. 17 board meeting.

Applications are available online at Applicants must email or mail the following items:

  1. MHCCD New Board Member Application
  2. An attached document with responses to interview questions

Email or mail application to:
Wendy Patton, Board of Education Relations
Office of the President
Mt. Hood Community College
26000 SE Stark Street
Gresham, Oregon 97030


It is the mission of Mt. Hood Community College to fulfill the following commitments:

  1. Provide excellent, innovative and comprehensive educational opportunities for the diverse student populations served by the College;
  2. Provide programs and services that directly aid the personal and social development of students while teaching ethical behaviors and fostering a teaching and learning environment which values diversity;
  3. Provide technological, transfer, developmental and community education offerings that create opportunities for lifelong learning experiences;
  4. Enrich the community by developing and sustaining partnerships with business, industry, educational institutions, community organizations and governmental agencies;
  5. Prepare students for employment and advanced academic work so they may respond effectively to the continuous changes they will encounter in the 21st century;
  6. Work to create an inter-culturally literate citizenry so that students can be successful living and working in the increasingly interconnected global community.

The MHCCD board has complete charge and control of all activities and programs of the district, including its property, personnel and finances. As a general method of operation, the board retains full legislative authority over the College and shall delegate executive, supervisory and instructional functions through the president. By law, the board also serves as the district budget committee. The board's policy statements are included in the Board Policies and Administrative Regulations.

The board has authority to act only when it is legally in session with a quorum (a minimum of four members) present. However, a vote is only legal if a majority of the total number of Board members votes to approve, e.g., if only six of the seven board members are present, and three vote to approve, the vote is not binding.

Download Application by clicking here. 

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