Connie Green is president emeritus of Tillamook Bay Community College. She retired from there in May 2017. Dr. Green is a coach for Achieving the Dream and consults with Tribal Colleges and Universities in Project Success as well as other ATD Network colleges. She also provides consulting and facilitation services to organizations in Oregon and Washington.
Throughout her career, Dr. Green has dedicated her skills in organizational development, planning, and problem-solving expertise towards student success. In that context, students and community college professionals have recognized her as a significant influence in furthering the mission of community colleges and student success.
Dr. Green has served on numerous boards in the fields of education, economic development, business and community development. Her leadership has been recognized by her peers in community colleges, workforce and community leadership.
Dr. Green continues to facilitate difficult conversations and assist in shared resolution and future visioning and planning in a variety of diverse contexts. Her lifetime commitment to promoting hope, access, and achievement for all students has guided her life, career, and choice of time commitments since retiring.
Doctor of Humane Letters, Honoris Causa | Corban University, Salem, Oregon
Ph.D. (Education, Policy and Planning) | University of Oregon
M.S. (Personnel Services and Counseling); B.S. (Communications) | Miami University (Ohio)
President | Tillamook Bay Community College (TBCC), Tillamook Oregon
Deputy Commissioner | Oregon Community Colleges
Various roles over 29 years | Chemeketa Community College
President | Willis Green & Associates
How has education changed your life/your family?
I was the first person in my family to go to college. I saw the world around me with more options, views, and hope. I now have 49 years working in or with community colleges. I remain hopeful for others to find a path, goal, and ways to use their talents. Our children continue to find hope. One is working on a master’s in counseling and the other on a Ph.D. But more than our two children are the thousands of students I have seen change their lives, their family lives, and the community because education opens doors.