Chemeketa is governed by our Board of Education comprised of seven officials elected from geographic districts in our region. They hire and direct President Cheryl Roberts on matters of college policy.
President Roberts is leading Chemeketa to be of the community and for the community. She often says Chemeketa succeeds when our community succeeds. Our vision, mission and promises include transforming lives and communities through exceptional learning experiences. Chemeketa Community College values access and diversity which is affirmed by how we care, collaborate, and innovate with each other and the community. We promise to actively support student learning from precollege to transfer or to the workplace and lifelong learning by focusing on student success, quality, and sustainability in all of our practices and by being responsible stewards of our resources.
We serve nearly 50,000 students each year who enroll to acquire the skills to contribute to the economic vitality of the Mid-Willamette Valley. And programs like the Center for Business & Industry help local enterprises find immediate and long term solutions.
We take our promises to the community very seriously, and invite you to attend an art, science or athletic event to see for yourself all that Chemeketa offers.
And we invite you to consider how you might help the Chemeketa Foundation provide financial support for students who need scholarships and assistance to reach their full potential.
Considering working with Chemeketa?
You will be challenged to find a college that matters more to its community than Chemeketa means to the residents of Oregon's Mid-Willamette Valley. If you can affirm our vision to transform lives and communities through exceptional learning experiences, then Chemeketa will be a rewarding workplace to fulfill your potential and contribute your expertise. Find out about our job openings or how to contract for services.
Chemeketa offers a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package, wich includes medical, dental, and vision coverage (subject to employee and college collective bargaining agreements). Other benefits also include generous vacation/holidays, tuition waiver for employee and dependents, as well as: life, and disability insurance, and membership in the Public Employee Retirement System (PERS) or Oregon Public Services Retirement Plan (OPSRP).
Diversity and Inclusion
We are a college community enriched by the diversity of our students, staff, and community members. Each individual and group has the potential to contribute in our learning environment. Each has dignity. To diminish the dignity of one is to diminish the dignity of us all.
A Message from our President
Chemeketa Community College is a rich community that values diversity of perspectives, identities, cultures, experiences and backgrounds. We believe such diversity is essential for hardy dialogue and learning. It is our hope that members of the college and broader community will use this website as a tool to deepen their own education, as well as learn how Chemeketa realizes its commitment to diversity.
Together, we all contribute to the texture and experience that we call Chemeketa!
Cheryl Roberts, Ed. D.
"We are committed to transforming lives and communities through exceptional learning experiences."
Chemeketa Community College values access and diversity which is affirmed by how we care, collaborate, and innovate with each other and the community. We promise to actively support student learning from precollege to transfer or to the workplace and lifelong learning by focusing on student success, quality, and sustainability in all of our practices and by being responsible stewards of our resources.
Our actions affirm our values, the character of the college, and how we do our work.
We care for, trust, and respect each other and the world around us through our words and our actions.
We innovate through reflection, analysis, creativity, and bold ideas. We design quality instruction, programs, and services to prepare students to meet the changing needs of our communities in a global society.
We collaborate with others to ensure purposeful and effective programs and services that support all students' access to opportunities for educational achievement. We welcome diverse perspectives and encourage the free exchange of ideas.
Promise/Core Theme 1: College Preparation
We promise to actively encourage and support college preparation, workforce readiness, and lifelong learning.
Promise/Core Theme 2: Transfer Studies
We promise to actively encourage and support successful transition from high school to college and university study.
Promise/Core Theme 3: Workforce Education
We promise to actively encourage and support the economic vitality of our community through excellence in technical training, workforce development, and business support.
Student Success: Recruitment, retention and academic planning
Sustainability: Ecological, Economic and social justice
Quality: Employee development and organizational capacity