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A message from our president

President's Message

On behalf of our entire college community I encourage you to discover the many ways Chemeketa can help you fulfill your goals.

Fulfill Your Potential Photo of Chemeketa President Jessica Howard

Welcome to Chemeketa:  a college devoted to transforming lives, creating opportunity, and supporting a community of learners.  We care deeply about our students, providing high-quality education and training along with ample resources to help people succeed. 

As an Hispanic Serving Institution, we are particularly proud of our commitment to equity and diversity, and to creating an inclusive campus environment in which everyone can feel that they authentically belong.  Because we believe that the success of our college is directly connected to the success of our community, we are committed to listening, learning, and growing together—creating educational experiences that promote intellectual engagement, cultural competency, civic participation, and meaningful employment.  We hope you will join us on this journey!

Here are some goals that Chemeketa can help you accomplish:

  1. Transfer to a four-year college or university

  2. Complete one of our career technical programs

  3. Prepare for college-level studies

  4. Earn your GED

  5. Obtain new skills to run your business

  6. Train for your work

  7. Exercise your mind or explore activities

Our college is your college. Discover how you can become part of Chemeketa.

Jessica Howard
President