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James Middleton, president of COCC, to retire Cedar Goslin The Broadside

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big change is coming to the college in summer 2014. On April 15 James Middleton, the president of Central Oregon Community College, announced that he will be retiring in June 2014. Middleton’s retirement has been announced 14 months in advance in order to allow for a thorough search by the board of directors for a new president, according to the press release sent out by Ron Paradis, the director of college relations at COCC. Middleton is the fourth president COCC has had in its 63 years of operation, according to the press release. He has been a community college administrator for over 30 years,and also spent ten years teaching in high schools and community colleges. Before he came to COCC, Middleton was the president of the College of Marin in California. The college board of directors will be starting the search for the next COCC president in fall 2013, according to Bruce Abernethy, a board member and next year’s board chair. “We appreciate Dr. Middleton’s many years of service to community colleges and particularly COCC,” said Abernethy. “We are in a position of strength and well positioned for the future ... this spring we will appoint a search committee and begin communicating with constituents on and off campus. We can then get an early start in the fall in order to maximize our applicant pool and position ourselves for success.”

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onsidering becoming your student body’s voice? Candidate packets are due April 26 and applications for appointed positions are due May 20. The Associated Students of Central Oregon Community College is “a direct line to the administration of the college,” according to Gordon Price, director of Student Life. “They’re responsible for spending student fees,” Price said. “They represent the students of COCC with integrity, honesty and dedication.” Of the six ASCOCC members, three are elected by the student body. These three then hire three others with the help of an appointment committee, according to Price. ELECTION, page 3

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