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Join KCC, OIT, SOU, and RCC for a special announcement on Nov. 29!

Four Southern Oregon institutions of higher education invite you to join them this Thursday for a ceremony to formalize their commitment to collectively leveraging resources to better serve learners and communities throughout the southern Oregon region.

The ceremony celebrates the development of the Southern Oregon Higher Education Consortium, a partnership among Klamath Community College, Oregon Institute of Technology, Rogue Community College, and Southern Oregon University.

Presidents of the four institutions will sign a consortium memorandum of understanding at two special events Thursday, one at KCC in Klamath Falls and one at the RCC/SOU Higher Education Center in Medford.

The keynote speaker at the Klamath Falls event will be Randy Cox, executive director of the Klamath County Economic Development Association (KCEDA) in Klamath Falls. Randy is an industry expert with more than 20 years of experience in the building products industry. He spent the majority of his career with Jeld-Wen, where he served the company in several senior management roles throughout the globe. Randy spent his last 10 years as Jeld-Wen’s vice president of research and development, managing over $2 billion in product lines and achieving more than 125 new product introductions. To KCEDA Randy brings a wealth of experience that will complement the organization’s focus on catalyzing the growth of traded sector businesses.

Please join us for the signing ceremony at KCC, located at 7390 S 6th St. in Klamath Falls, on Thursday, Nov. 29, from 10 to 11 a.m.*

The presidents’ signing ceremony, co-hosted by KCC and Oregon Tech, will take place in the KCC boardroom, on the second floor of Founders Hall.

Please RSVP by replying to this email or by contacting Shannon Childs at childs@klamathcc.edu.

We look forward to seeing you on Nov. 29.

Sincerely,

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* Medford Consortium Event, Nov. 29, 2 p.m.:

For those interested in attending the second Southern Oregon Higher Education Consortium launch event, it will be held at the RCC/SOU Higher Education Center at 101 S. Bartlett St., in Medford, on Thursday, Nov. 29, from 2 to 3 p.m. The event will include a special presentation by John Tapogna, president of ECONorthwest, who will share data and insights about the talent needs of industry in Southern Oregon and the important economic impact of higher education in developing a well-trained workforce. His presentation will be followed by a panel discussion with the four institutions’ presidents. To RSVP to the Medford event, email Grant Walker at gwalker@roguecc.edu.

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