Changes affect LBCC's Sweet Home presence


March 15, 2023

Scott Swanson

Linn-Benton Community College President Lisa Avery, right, with LBCC Board Chair Kristin Adams, stand outside Sweet Home HIgh School where LBCC will be providing post-high school educational opportunities.

Linn-Benton Community College has experienced some big changes over the past couple of years, which affect what it's doing in Sweet Home, LBCC President Dr. Lisa Avery said last week.

The college announced Feb. 16 that the Sweet Home Center, located in the Sweet Home High School complex since 2004, was being closed, citing a "dramatic" decline in use and changing student needs.

Avery, who arrived at LBCC in July of 2020, said that since the COVID-19 pandemic the college has been faced with a number of challenges: the effects of the pandemic on education, including a decrease in interest in...

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