BMCC to Hold Public Forum to Develop Profile of Next President


The public is invited to provide input on what it would like to see in the new President of Blue Mountain Community College during a community forum on Thursday, Oct. 18.

This input will help the college develop a “Presidential Profile” of skills, characteristics, and attributes of BMCC’s new leader. The community forum takes place from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in Morrow Hall Room 100 on the Pendleton campus.

Community members from other areas of the college district can also join the forum remotely from any of BMCC’s center locations in Baker City, Milton-Freewater, Hermiston and Boardman. The BMCC Board of Education has hired community college executive search firm Gold Hill Associates to conduct the presidential search to replace Dr. Cam Preus, who will leave BMCC to become the executive director of the Oregon Community College Association in Salem.

Gold Hill Associates President and CEO Preston Pulliams will facilitate the forum and ensuing search. Preus’ last day at the college is Oct. 31, and the public is invited to attend a farewell celebration on Tuesday, Oct. 30, from 5-7 p.m. in the Student Union of Pioneer Hall on the Pendleton campus to say goodbye. Refreshments will be served.

Dr. Connie Green, retired president of Tillamook Bay Community College, will serve as interim president at BMCC.


  1. why don’t we try hiring someone with ties to the area instead of a “NATIONWIDE SEARCH” for yet another person to use us as a “STEPPING STONE FOR THEIR CAREER.”

    and the biggest mistake by BMCC was… PIAF bldg. in Hermiston and WTF bldg. in Boardman.
    great job!!! you have all these new facilities and yet one more coming. Yet the students that will fill these great new bldgs on LEASED GROUND cant find a place to live while they go to school… BRAINIACS I’M TELLIN YA!!! Thats who we have running our schools. THE BEST OF BRAINIACS!!!

    Maybe instead of bldg and indoor riding arena that will serve very few they should have built Dorms that would help many for many years to come…

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