Joan Jagodnik

Joan Seely Jagodnik holds an Associate of General Studies degree from Portland Community College, as well as Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts degrees in English from Portland State University. She is currently working on her dissertation for a Ph.D. in Adult and Higher Education/Community College Leadership through Oregon State University. Ms. Jagodnik has attended and worked at both Clackamas Community College and Portland Community College. She is currently employed at Portland State University as Assistant Director for Community College Relations. Ms. Jagodnik is a first generation college student and values the opportunities that community colleges provide.

Author's Entries

  • Chemeketa Community College

    Chemeketa Community College had its beginnings as the Salem Technical-Vocational School (STVS), an extension of the Salem School District. Established in the 1950s, STVS offered training in such fields as practical nursing and electronics engineering. In 1964, the school moved to Lancaster Avenue, the present site of CCC. A year …

    Oregon Encyclopedia

  • Lane Community College

    Lane Community College (LCC) in Eugene opened its doors in 1965, but the roots of the school reach back to the 1930s and the Eugene Vocational School (EVS). EVS was established to serve high school students and unemployed adults during the Great Depression. During World War II, it helped fill …

    Oregon Encyclopedia

  • Portland Community College

    Portland Community College (PCC) is the largest institution of higher education in Oregon. Serving the Portland area since 1961 as an adult education extension of Portland Public Schools, PCC’s service area and offerings expanded over the next ten years to become a full-service community college in 1971. In 2008-2009, PCC …

    Oregon Encyclopedia

  • Rogue Community College

    Josephine County voters approved the establishment of Rogue Community College (RCC) in 1970. The college now has three comprehensive campuses, serving Josephine and Jackson counties. The original campus, known as the Redwood Campus, is located five miles west of Grants Pass on a site that housed the Fort Vannoy Job …

    Oregon Encyclopedia