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RCC Board commends President Kemper-Pelle's initiative, votes to renew contract

Cathy Kemper-Pelle RCC PresidentThe Board of Education for Rogue Community College on May 18, 2021, voted unanimously to renew Cathy Kemper-Pelle’s contract as chief executive officer of the college. Originally hired July 1, 2016, this renewal represents the fifth time the Board has voted confidence in President Kemper-Pelle.

In a performance summary letter to Kemper-Pelle dated May 7, 2021, board chair Shawn Hogan wrote, “The Board would like to commend you on the effort and initiative you are putting into the institution and the positive nature of the evaluations this year. The Board feels you continue to move the institution forward, particularly given the many challenges both external and internal the institution has faced this past year.”

On behalf of the Board, Hogan wrote, “Your efforts in continuing to develop a data-driven culture within the institution provide for a positive way to evaluate and identify initiatives that strengthen and grow the institution. Your guidance in implementing the ATD [Achieving the Dream] mindset and pathway-based approach to learning show great potential, and the Board wants to recognize your leadership efforts in these activities.”

While many community colleges are facing extreme challenges, RCC is united in its mission to provide quality learning opportunities for students to achieve their goals and supports the vitality of our communities.