COCC Presidential Search

Central Oregon Community College (COCC) is the oldest two-year college in Oregon, providing comprehensive educational services to a district covering 10,000 square miles. COCC has a main campus in Bend, a vibrant and attractive community of over 90,000 residents. In addition, COCC operates satellite centers in the cities of Redmond, Madras and Prineville. Last year, COCC served nearly 16,000 students in credit and noncredit programs.

In its nearly 70-year history, COCC has had only five presidents, most serving for 10 years or more. A seven-member, locally-elected governing Board of Directors recently approved the 2018-23 Strategic Plan, which aligns with the College’s mission, vision, values and themes, and defines a set of institutional goals for continued improvement in College operations. The College is on sound financial footing, the result of strategic and conservative fiscal-management practices.

COCC seeks a passionate and innovative leader who will inspire student success, is dedicated to the community college mission, and will make a long-term commitment to the region.

Application Process Closed

The application process has been closed. 

 COCC Presidential Search

This search is a Gold Hill Associates assisted search. If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Preston Pulliams at 503.704.3425 or

COCC is an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution.