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Call for a vote for Van Voorhees

To the editor: Jan and I have known Kate Van Voorhees for many years. I’m writing this letter to give you some reasons why we feel that she should be re-elected for another term on the Central Oregon Community College Board. She has been serving Crook County and now a small part of Deschutes County as your board representative since 1998. In that capacity she has been chairman of the Central Oregon Community College board twice and has been chairman of the Oregon Community College Association once. She serves as chair of the legislative committee of the Oregon Community College Association. She was President last year. Not only does she have extensive experiences as a board member, but she has over the years been a part of the development of Central Oregon Community College’s programs and policy including Central Oregon Community College’s commitment to education for family-wage jobs, not just entry level jobs or remedial skills. During that time, Kate Van Voorhees has served our local community by increasing access for Crook County residents to Central Oregon Community College and establishing a pilot site for two-way interactive televised classes in Crook County. With the introduction of a Oregon State University branch on the Central Oregon Community College campus, Kate Van Voorhees is the person with the skills and experience to help the Central Oregon Community College work with the new university branch. For these reasons I would urge you to re-elect Kate Van Voorhees to the Central Oregon Community College Board in the March election. Stephen Uffelman Prineville