COVID-19 Response and Reopening

Nancy R. Chandler Visiting Scholar Program

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

The Nancy R. Chandler Visiting Scholar Program (VSP) of the Central Oregon Community College Foundation brings renowned scholars, lecturers and experts to our region to provide broad-based programming on a diverse range of 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, the Nancy R. Chandler Visiting Scholar Program Coordinator at or 541-383-7257.

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We are looking forward to an exciting Fall 2021 line-up. Check back soon for program announcements. 


2021 Season of NonviolenceSNV logo

The Visiting Scholar Program and COCC's Office of Diversity and Inclusion finished an incredible season of programming to honor the  Season of Nonviolence Programming in March. Click here for details.  

 Sponsors of The Nancy R. Chandler Visiting Scholar Program:

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

Deschutes Public Library

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, contact Campus Services at 541.383.7775. For accommodation because of other disability such as hearing impairment, contact Disability Services at 541.383.7583.