Klamath Community College is pleased to announce that Dr. Nancy Golden, Oregon’s Chief Education Officer, has accepted an invitation to be the keynote speaker at the college’s 2014 commencement ceremony.
According to the Oregon Department of Education, Golden, who held her current position on an interim basis before being selected for the role full time in September 2013, oversees Oregon’s entire system of public education—from early learning through K-12, community colleges, universities and career training.
Golden has more than 30 years of experience in education, a career that has spanned the K-12 system, higher education, and the Governor’s Office. Via live webcast, she attended the inaugural Klamath County Education Summit in December 2013. The Summit was a historic event for Klamath County, drawing the Boards of Education, administrators, and other leaders from Klamath County School District, Klamath Falls City Schools and Klamath Community College to KCC to discuss the future of education in the County.
Because of the creative way that educational entities in Klamath and Lake Counties have partnered to more effectively and efficiently provide education services to their communities, Golden has long been keeping an eye on education in the Klamath Basin and neighboring regions. “We are extremely honored and overjoyed to invite Dr. Golden to campus for this event,” said KCC President Dr. Roberto Gutierrez. “We know her message will be beneficial not only for our graduates and students to hear, but for the community as a whole.”
KCC’s 2014 commencement ceremony will take place at 5:30 p.m., Friday, June 13, on campus at the college.