Chemeketa in the 1980s

1980-82 – The Salem campus major buildings are constructed. Community locations are established in Dallas, McMinnville, Stayton, and Woodburn. Because of enrollment growth, the college continues to use the "temporary buildings" in addition to the permanent facilities on campus.

January 1986 — The Training and Economic Development (TED) Center – now known as the Chemeketa Center for Business and Industry - opens in downtown Salem, with a focus on business training.