Barbara Roberts, Oregon’s first woman governor, will address graduates of the Clatsop Community College GED Program on Friday, June 8, at 1:00 p.m., in Columbia Hall, Room 219, 1651 Lexington Avenue, Astoria.
A reception including light refreshments will follow the ceremony, and the public is invited to attend.
Governor Roberts served from 1991 to 1995. Following her term of office, she became director of the Program for Senior Executives in State and Local Government at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government and also served as a senior fellow to the Women and Public Policy Program. She joined the Hatfield School of Government’s Executive Leadership Institute at Portland State University, serving as Associate Director of Leadership Development. Governor Roberts is the author of “Up the Capitol Steps: A Woman’s March to the Governorship”. Throughout her career, Governor Roberts has been a strong advocate for education with a special emphasis on alternative education. The Salem School District alternative high school is named in her honor.
Clatsop Community College provides GED preparation classes and testing for Clatsop County. The General Educational Development (GED) program is accepted as a substitute for a high school diploma by most employers, apprenticeship programs and colleges throughout the United States. Classes are offered at the CCC main campus in Astoria, at the CCC South County Center in Seaside, and at Clatskanie High School. For additional information, please contact George Heiner, 503-338-2347.
Please direct inquiries to: Tom Gill, 503-338-2368.
Clatsop Community College is an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution. ADA accessible: for other accommodations call 503-338-2474; TDD 503-338-2468 at least 24 hours in advance of the event.