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 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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The Chandler Lecture Series is planning an incredible line-up of programming for Fall 2024. Check back soon for more details! 

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The Chandler Lecture Series and COCC's Office of Diversity and Inclusion recently completed our 2024 Season of Nonviolence programming! Click here for all the details.



Sponsors of The Nancy R. Chandler Lecture Series:

Central Oregon Community College

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St. Charles Health System 

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MCM Fund

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Deschutes Cultural Coalition

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U of O School of Journalism

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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.