After twenty one years at the helm of Oregon Coast Community College, Pat O’Connor this week resigned his post saying only that he’s proud of his accomplishments but that he won’t miss the 50 to 70 hour work weeks. He said he’s off to explore other possibilities.
Board of Trustees member Sandra Roumagoux said the board was saddened at O’Connor’s departure but that they wish him well and congratulate him on an impressive list of career accomplishments including the creation of the three campuses of Oregon Coast Community College in Newport, Waldport and Lincoln City. Also the creation of the small business development program and Aquarium Sciences curriculum and new building dedicated to it. Roumagoux said they’re immediately launching a recruitment drive to attract qualified candidates for the job.