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New LBCC head looks to work with 'rural partners'


October 13, 2021

Scott Swanson

Dr. Lisa Avery, Linn Benton Community College's new president, addresses an audience Thursday. Oct. 7, at Weddle Bridge.

Dr. Lisa Avery, newly arrived president of Linn-Benton Community College, told a group of Sweet Home leaders last week that she intends to see the college "really step up our game and work more closely with our rural partners."

Avery, who took over on July 1 after serving as president of Portland Community College's Sylvania campus since 2015, met with local leaders and board members Thursday evening, Oct. 7, on Weddle Bridge in a reception organized by local resident Jo Ann McQueary, secretary of the college's foundation Board of Directors. 

Attendees included Rep. Jami Cate; County Commi...

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