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Pathways to Opportunity (PTO)

Pathways to Opportunity (PTO) is a state-wide initiative supported by the Oregon President’s Council and the Higher Education Coordinating Commission’s Office of Community College and Workforce Development. The initiative is designed to increase equitable student success and economic mobility. The project aims to increase access to resources and services that can better support students facing financial barriers to attending and completing college. Examples of financial barriers include tuition and fees, transportation, food, textbooks, testing fees, and more.

If you are facing barriers to education, please complete and submit the Student Assessment Form below and the COCC College and Career Success Coach will contact you.

Student Assessment Form

Assessment Form

COCC has a Pathways to Opportunity (PTO) Team:

Jenni Newby, Instructional Dean (PTO Lead)
Marcus LeGrand, College and Career Success Coach
Sara Henson, Associate Professor of Human Development
Keri Podell, Academic Advisor
Julie Downing, Instructional Dean
Gordon Price, Student Activities Coordinator
Glenda Lantis, Director of Continuing Education