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In their own words: Clatsop College candidate Patrick Preston

Running for director, Zone 2, Position 2

Patrick Preston
Sunday, May 2, 2021

Patrick C Preston

Age: 69

Residence: Astoria

Occupation: Disabled veterans outreach program specialist with Oregon Employment Department

Education: Bachelor of science in management of human resources from George Fox College and completion of the Command and General Staff College through the U.S. Army.

Community involvement: Chairman of the Transportation Advisory Committee for Sunset Empire Transportation District for six years. Support all veterans organizations.

What will you bring to the college board? I bring a trained leader with 30+ years of experience. I have worked with my educational field of human resource management my entire career and bring a common-sense approach to the board. I have a long history of analyzing and developing courses of action as well as implementing those courses of action. I will ensure full accountability, transparency, and fiscal responsibility.

Top issues

Providing guidance to improve first-time registration and focusing on bringing students to CCC.

I see that we need to do a much better job managing our dollars.

Requiring a full report on the college’s operations focusing on the failed issues such as enrollment of first-time students, a failed computer system, actions by faculty at all levels that represent Clatsop Community College, and reaching out and reconnecting with High Schools, Employers and Partners.

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