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CCC Board of Education
Clackamas Community College is governed by a seven-member Board of Education. Members, elected to four-year terms, represent each of the seven zones in the CCC College Service District. The board sets policy for the college.
The board oversees the development of programs and services, the adoption of policies and budget, to meet the needs of the college district. The board generally meets the third Wednesday of the month, except for August, during which the board does not meet. Contact the board administrator at 503-594-3002 or by email if you have a question about specific board meeting dates.
Board of Education Members
Zone 1 - Milwaukie
Karin Power joined the Board of Education in 2022, representing Milwaukie. She is the interim executive director of Business for a Better Portland, formerly served the community as a city councilor and has been a state representative for House District 41 for the past six years. She also has 10 years of experience in environmental law.
She is a graduate of Lewis & Clark Law School and Mount Holyoke College, and is a board member of the Oregon Food Bank, Basic Rights Oregon Equality PAC and the Spirit Mountain Community Fund.
She wishes to continue representing her community in building CCC’s financial stability and post-pandemic future.
Zone 2 - Happy Valley
Rob Wheeler joined the Board of Education in 2017, representing the Happy Valley area. He has been a financial planner since 1994. He is the former mayor of Happy Valley, member and two-time chair of the North Clackamas County Chamber of Commerce Board, member of the CCC Bond Project Citizen Oversight Committee and member of the Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office Blue Ribbon Committee. He also served on the North Clackamas School District Five-year Strategic Planning Committee, the Sunrise Corridor Transportation Citizens Advisory Committee
He has a Bachelor of Science in finance/law from Portland State University. Rob and his wife, Robin, live in Happy Valley and have lived in the county since 1994. Rob believes community college is an affordable steppingstone for higher education and provides occupational training desperately needed by the business community and for career advancement.
Zone 3 - Gladstone
Wade Hathhorn joined the Board of Education in 2021, representing Gladstone, Oak Grove and Jennings Lodge areas. He is the general manager at Sunrise Water Authority, but began his professional career as a professor of civil engineering at a university.
He has a bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees in civil engineering, and is a retired professional engineer with expertise in utility management and strategic water supply planning. He also has extensive professional experience in infrastructure planning, design and construction management.
Wade has always been interested in academia, the mission of higher education and its value to the general community, and sees serving on the Board of Education as an opportunity to give back to the profession he values and respects.
Zone 4 - Oregon City
Chris Groener attended CCC where his father, Ralph Groener, served on the board in the 1970s. He transferred to Portland State University and was the president of Associated Students. He also served on both the Oregon Student Foundation and the PSU Alumni Board of Directors. He works as a union representative for UFCW Local 555 and has a wide range of legislative experiences and a strong grasp of public policy.
Zone 5 - West Linn and Wilsonville
Aaron Woods has lived in the Wilsonville community for more than 24 years. He has over 30 years of business and IT services experience and started his higher education at a community college. He co-founded the Wilsonville Alliance of Inclusive Community, which promotes diversity, equity, and inclusion through intentional dialogue, information seeking and advocacy. He is a graduate of the Wilsonville Citizens Academy, which prepared him for roles on local-government boards and commissions, as well as area nonprofits. He has served on the Wilsonville Development Review Board and the city’s planning commission. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in business and a Master of Business Administration degree from Marylhurst University.
Zone 6 - East Clackamas
Jane Reid has served on the Board of Education since 2007. She brings decades of community service and advocacy to CCC. Jane has been active in the project to revitalize the Estacada Auditorium through Estacada Together. Her community contributions also include developing The Powerhouse Project, a multi-year project that explores the dams and powerhouses on the Clackamas River through the arts, and spearheading numerous projects and funding efforts for the arts in Estacada and Clackamas County. Jane holds a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Connecticut. Jane is an advocate for the arts, education and the environment.
Zone 7 - South and Southwest Clackamas
Irene Konev joined the CCC Board of Education in 2017. She has 20 years of outreach experience, having worked at Clackamas Women’s Services and the Portland Independent Police Review. Her volunteer work includes the Clackamas County Equity Diversity and Inclusion Council, the Community of Color Task Force, Russian Old Believer Enhancement Services, the Slavic Advisory Council to the Chief of Portland Police, Human Trafficking Task Force and Metro Equity Strategy Committee. She is currently studying political science at Portland State University. She has lived in Canby for 12 years and is the mother of seven grown children. Irene believes that higher education leads to the generational wealth of families and changes family legacies.