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Governor Tina Kotek Signs Historic Cybersecurity Education Bill

October 10, 2023
Fall Career Fair

The MHCC cybersecurity faculty Katrinia McNeal, Jeff Sperley, and Dr. Wayne Machuca, attended the signing of the HB2049 cybersecurity bill by Oregon Governor Tina Kotek on Wednesday, Sept. 27. The bill provides for the creation of a unified Cybersecurity Center of Academic Excellence shared by University of Oregon, Oregon State University, and Portland State University, and MHCC.

A major provision of this bill establishes the Mt. Hood Community College Scholarship Fund which will provide scholarships to cover the cost of industry-recognized certification exams for community college cybersecurity students.