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The Board of Education of Tillamook Bay Community College is responsible for governance of the college, primarily with the creation of policies, and for the evaluation of the effectiveness of those policies.
Kathy graduated from West Liberty High School, Iowa in 1971 and attended Central College in Pella, Iowa, where she obtained a B.A. in Music Education, and a B.A. in Elementary Education. She received her Master’s in Education from Western Oregon University, and a degree in School Administration from Portland State University.
Kathy spent the early years of her career as a music teacher in Madrid, Iowa, before coming to Oregon in 1979. She worked as a 5th grade teacher, a K-5 music teacher, and the District Curriculum TOSA for McMinnville School District. She and her husband, Mark came to Tillamook in 1997, where he worked as the City Manager. She has extensive experience as an elementary principal in McMinnville, and at Liberty and South Prairie schools in Tillamook. Kathy retired in 2010.
Kathy’s hobbies include knitting, quilting, genealogy, and Mah Jong. She stays busy with her musical interests as a church musician, a TAPA pianist and performer, and a member of a marimba band. Active in the American Association of University Women (AAUW), she has served as President, Communication VP and Tech Trek AAUW Camp & Family/School Coordinator as well as some State AAUW committees.
Mary Faith is a native Oregonian and has lived in Tillamook County since 2005. She attended Chemeketa Community College and transferred to Linfield College where she studied creative writing. “Community college was such a great experience for me,” she said, “I proved to myself that I could be successful as a college student and I felt encouraged and supported by great instructors with whom I developed relationships. My experience at Chemeketa gave me the confidence to apply to Linfield and the study skills necessary to thrive there.”
Mary Faith is a Tillamook County Commissioner. Previously, she was the director of communications and marketing at Tillamook Regional Medical Center and editor and general manager of the Tillamook Headlight Herald.
As a student at Tillamook High School, her son earned college credits at TBCC.
“I believe in giving back. I jumped at the opportunity to apply to the TBCC board of education because I owe a debt of gratitude to community colleges, for myself and my son. I love what community colleges offer and how they enhance the culture of rural communities.”
Mary attended Aloha High School, before attending Portland State University. During college, she worked as a full-time administrative assistant in a commercial real estate brokerage in downtown Portland. Working early on in her career in construction, she has experience as a bookkeeper, administrator, and project manager. Since moving to Pacific City in 1990, she and her husband Jeff have developed the residential community now known as Nestucca ridge, and founded Pelican Brewery Co., the Inn at Cape Kiwanda, Shorepine Village, Pacific Seawatch, and Headlands Lodge & Spa. Mary takes great pride and appreciation in the team of people helping her run these businesses, build facilities, and raise funds for projects.
Mary spends her free time reading, kayaking, painting, sewing, and learning new ideas and strategies through attending conferences and seminars. She is training to hike a portion of the Pacific Crest Trail each year, and hopes to complete the entire trail over the next 10 years.
Andrea Goss moved to the Tillamook area about 20 years ago and has been active in the community ever since, helping to create a better future for all of our residents. She has been working with organizations such as Tides of Change (formerly Womens Resource Center), CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates), The Tillamook Dems, Citizens Review Board, CARE and AAUW. She currently works in the DAs office as a Victim’s Advocate.
Andrea began her higher education, as a young mother, at a Community College and was grateful for that resource. She is looking forward to being part of TBCC, which she says is an amazing asset for the county and for each student. Andrea wants to be part of the exciting growth of TBCC in the next few years
Tamra has lived in the Pacific NW most of her adult life, including Vancouver BC, Vancouver WA, and finally in Tillamook since 2015. She is married to Todd Perman, a Netarts Bay oyster farmer. Tamra grew up in the Texas panhandle where she attended college earning a B.S. in Chemistry from West Texas A&M University. She is currently the Director of Continuous Improvement (CI) at the Tillamook County Creamery Association (TCCA), and has more than 20 years of experience within manufacturing and service industries, including Frito-Lay, Sara Lee Foods, Navistar, and American Airlines. A commitment to engaging people at all levels is the basis for both Safety and CI at TCCA. She and her team support safety, change management, application of lean tools, and cross-functional CI projects.
Tamra spends her non-working hours by enjoying shucking and serving oysters at her and Todd’s raw bar, occasionally running on the beach, gardening, and outdoor family time at the Oregon coast. She has completed the Hood to Coast relay several times but the local Three Capes relay is her favorite.
Betsy graduated from Rushford High School in Rushford, Minnesota. She went on to obtain a B.A. in French Education and Art from Hamline University, and her M.A. in French Literature and Language from Syracuse University. Her community college roots include graduate work in Intercultural Communications at Portland Community College, which lead her to obtaining a certificate in Teaching English as a Foreign Language, and another M.A. in English. Throughout her education, Betsy has taught in France, China, The Netherlands, and Yugoslavia. She taught under the Fulbright Grant in Bosnia-Hercegovina, and held administrative positions in International Programs at Concordia University in Portland, and St Thomas Academy and Shattuck-St. Mary’s School in Minnesota.
Betsy enjoys yoga, walking, biking, French cuisine, and dancing, and has extensive experience traveling in both Europe and Asia. She is a 25-year member of the Sierra Club, a 20-year member of the Nature Conservancy, and is currently on the Board of Directors of the Oregon Community Theater Alliance, and the Nehalem Valley Historical Society. Betsy has two daughters, and she and her husband Brian have been married for 20 years. She has five granddaughters and two grandsons.
Board meetings are typically, but not always, the first Monday of the month, with the exception being there is no meeting in July or August. Please check back for notices of meetings to determine time and place, or contact Ross Tomlin, College President, for date and location verification.
Phone: (503) 842-8222 ext. 1015
Board Policies – The policies adopted by the College Board of Education have been written to be consistent with the provisions of law, but do not encompass all laws relating to the College’s activities. Board policies will be reviewed by a Policy Review Committee every two years with changes approved by the Board.
Administrative Rules – The College has a number of procedures and operational rules that are implemented operationally on a daily basis. These procedures are policy driven and are approved by the College Council as “Administrative Rules.” A complete review of the Administrative Rules takes place every other year.
Board Policies and Administrative Rules are available to the public at the link below and by clicking public site. A password and username is not required.
4301 Third StreetTillamook, OR 97141
Phone: (503) 842-8222Fax: (503) 842-8334TDD: (503) 842-2467
Tillamook Bay Community College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, disability, sex, age, religion, height/weight ratio, marital status, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, organizational affiliation, political affiliation or protected veterans with regard to employment, admissions, access to education programs or activities as set forth in compliance with federal and state statutes and regulations. Any persons having inquiries concerning Title II, Title IV, Title VI, or Title IX may contact: Pat Ryan, Director Facilities, Human Resources, Safety 4301 Third Street, Tillamook, Oregon, Room 122, Phone (503) 842-8222, ext. 1020. Any persons having inquiries concerning Section 504 may contact: Rhoda Hanson, Chief Student Services Officer; 4301 Third Street, Tillamook, Oregon, Room 114, Phone (503) 842-8222, ext. 1110.
El Colegio Comunitario de Tillamook no discrimina por motivos de raza, color, origen nacional, discapacidad, sexo, edad, religión, relación entre altura/peso, estado civil, género, identidad de género, orientación sexual, afiliación organizacional, afiliación política o veteranos protegidos con respecto al empleo, admisiones, acceso a programas o actividades educativas según lo que se ha establecido en los estatutos y reglamentos federales y estatales. Cualquier persona que tenga preguntas sobre el Título II, el Título IV, el Título VI o el Título IX puede comunicarse con: Pat Ryan, Director de Instalaciones, Recursos Humanos, Seguridad 4301 Third Street, Tillamook, Oregon, Habitación 122, Teléfono (503) 842-8222, ext. 1020. Cualquier persona que tenga preguntas sobre la Sección 504 puede comunicarse con: Rhoda Hanson, Directora de Servicios Estudiantiles; 4301 Third Street, Tillamook, Oregon, Habitación 114, teléfono (503) 842-8222, ext. 1110.
TBCC Facilities are ADA Accessible. For questions, regarding access or accommodations please contact: Pat Ryan, Director: Human Resources, Facilities, and Safety; 4301 Third Street, Tillamook OR. 97141, 503-842-8222 x1020 with seven days advanced notice.
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