Office of College Advancement

The Office of College Advancement coordinates many functions across the College, including Foundation relations, grants management, scholarship administration, as well as marketing, public relations, web and social media content, graphic design, the Nancy R. Chandler Lecture Series, and many other community engagement-related functions.

Utilizing best practices in the field of advancement in higher education, our office aspires to employ a strategic, integrated method of nurturing relationships and telling meaningful stories about the College to increase understanding and support for COCC. Our efforts empower the College's key stakeholders to promote and market the institution with those who have a stake in its success, including community members, business leaders, alumni, prospective and current students, employees, government officials, media, as well as secure private financial support from philanthropic entities and private donors.

Zak Boone

Zak Boone
Chief Advancement Officer / Executive Director Foundation
College Advancement

Zak Boone is the Chief Advancement Officer at Central Oregon Community College (COCC), and also serves as the Executive Director of the COCC Foundation. He was previously the associate director at the Deschutes Land Trust and executive director of Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Oregon. Zak has a master's degree in Public Administration/Nonprofit Management from Portland State University and a bachelor's degree in International Affairs from Lewis & Clark College.


Director of Marketing and Public Relations

Marketing and Public Relations


Brittany Nichols

Brittany Nichols
Director of Foundation Programs

COCC Foundation

Brittany Nichols is the Director of Foundation Programs at COCC and has served the college since 2012. In her role, she oversees all aspects of the Foundation's scholarship program, annual planning and the Nancy R. Chandler Lecture Series. Prior to working in higher education, she did development work for Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Oregon. Brittany attended University of Oregon where she received a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration & Marketing.