Jessica Howard named president and CEO of Chemeketa Community College in Oregon
March 14, 2019
Jessica Howard to lead Chemeketa Community College
Chemeketa Board of Education announced Monday they have selected Jessica Howard to be the next President and CEO of Chemeketa Community College, beginning July 8.
Howard will be the 11th president of Chemeketa, following the upcoming retirement of Julie Huckestein.
Chemeketa has campuses in Salem, McMinnville, Brooks, Woodburn and Dallas, with 11,285 students enrolled full-time and seeking credit in 2017-18, the latest data.
"(Howard's) proven leadership and personal dedication to student success, access and inclusion for all students makes her a perfect match for Chemeketa," Board Chairwoman Neva Hutchinson said in a statement.
Howard currently serves as the Campus President of the Southeast Campus of Portland Community College, which is comparable to Chemeketa with 11,117
students enrolled annually. She's held that position for about six and a half years.