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Nancy R. Chandler Lecture Series

  • CLS Speaker - Erika Huggins
  • CLS Speaker Lulu Garcia-Navarro
  • CLS Speaker - Amy Harper

Engaging conversations, ideas and lifelong discovery honoring the legacy of Nancy R. Chandler 

The Nancy R. Chandler Visiting Scholar Program debuts an updated name to better align with format and offerings. 

In the fall of 2021, the Nancy R. Chandler Visiting Scholar Program changed its name to the Nancy R. Chandler Lecture Series. We are continuing our mission of offering compelling and timely programming for our students and our community under our updated name. 

The Nancy R. Chandler Lecture Series (CLS) of the COCC Foundation brings renowned speakers, lecturers and experts to the region to deliver broad-based programming on a diverse range of educational and topical subjects. The program was established in 1985 by the late Robert W. Chandler, Sr. to honor his wife Nancy.

For more information about the program or its upcoming events, please contact Charlotte Gilbride, coordinator of the Nancy R. Chandler Lecture Series at or 541-383-7257.

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We have just completed our 2021-2022 season of programming. Check back soon for updates on coming fall programming.

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The Chandler Lecture Series and COCC's Office of Diversity and Inclusion completed an incredible season of programming during winter 2022 to honor the Season of Nonviolence Programming. Click here for details.  

 Sponsors of The Nancy R. Chandler Lecture Series:

Central Oregon Community College

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St. Charles Health System 

The Source Weekly

 Mid Oregon Credit Union

 High desert museum logo

MCM Fund

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Deschutes Cultural Coalition

mt bachelor rotary

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U of O School of Journalism

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Bend Bulletin


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AccessibilityIn advance of College events, persons needing accommodation or transportation because of a physical or mobility disability should contact Caitlyn Gardner at 541.383.7237. For accommodation because of other disability such as hearing impairment, contact Disability Services at 541.383.7583.