About

Office of Community Colleges and Workforce Development (CCWD)​

The CCWD provides coordination, leadership and resources to Oregon’s 17 locally-governed community colleges, 18 adult basic skills providers, community-based organizations and other partnerships. 

Established in 1999, the CCWD was formerly the Department of Community Colleges and Workforce Development, and as of 2015, became an Office of the Higher Education Coordinating Commission. For a full description of our work and responsibilities see:

The office is led by:

  • Patrick Crane, Director

Office of Community Colleges and Workforce Development

NamePositionContact Info
GENERAL CCWD INQUIRIES General inquiries503-947-2401
ccwd.info@state.or.us
ADDRESS 255 Capitol Street NE, 3rd Floor Salem, OR 97310
KC AndrewABS and CTE Education Specialist503-947-5742
kc.andrew@state.or.us
Patrick CraneDirector, Community Colleges and Workforce Development503-947-2414
patrick.crane@state.or.us
Kasena DaileyAdministrative Specialist503-947-5608
kasena.dailey@hecc.oregon.gov
Helen DunfordAdult Basic Education State Leadership Coordinator503-373-0014
helen.dunford@state.or.us
Susan FishState Adult Basic Skills Director503-947-2423
susan.fish@state.or.us
Lynne HellsternABS/CC Administrative Specialist503-947-2437
lynne.hellstern@state.or.us
Luis JuarezCTE Education Specialist503-947-2430
luis.juarez@state.or.us
Donna LewellingDeputy Director, Office of CCWD503-947-2428
donna.j.lewelling@state.or.us
Lindy MesserEducation Team Research Analyst503-947-2409
lindy.messer@state.or.us
Adrienne OchsOregon GED Administrator503-934-0957
adrienne.ochs@state.or.us
Evelyn RothPostsecondary Operations and Policy Analyst503-947-2431
evelyn.m.roth@state.or.us
Julia SteinbergerOperations and Policy Analyst503-947-2433
julia.steinberger@state.or.us
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