About

​Office of Community Colleges and Workforce Development (CCWD)​

The CCWD provides coordination, leadership and resources to Oregon’s 17 locally-governed community colleges, 17 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 503-947-2401
ccwd.info@hecc.oregon.gov
ADDRESS 3225 25th Street SE Salem, Oregon 97302​
GED® TEST INQUIRIES 503-947-5608
oregon.GED@hecc.oregon.gov
KC AndrewCTE Education Specialist503-947-5742
kc.andrew@hecc.oregon.gov
Nick BenderAdult Basic Skills Specialist503-947-2423
nick.bender@hecc.oregon.gov
Brooklyn CruzOffice Secretary and Travel Coordinator 503-947-5701
Brooklyn.cruz@hecc.oregon.gov
Kasena DaileyProgram Coordinator503-947-5608
kasena.dailey@hecc.oregon.gov
Helen DunfordAdult Basic Education State Leadership Coordinator503-373-0014
helen.dunford@hecc.oregon.gov
Luis JuarezCTE Education Specialist503-947-2430
luis.juarez@hecc.oregon.gov
Eric JuenemannCareer Connected Learning Specialist503-947-2431
eric.juenemann@hecc.oregon.gov
Donna LewellingInterim Director, Office of CCWD503-947-2428
donna.j.lewelling@hecc.oregon.gov
Cat McGrewCCWD Policy Analyst503-934-3485
cat.mcgrew@hecc.oregon.gov
Brittany MilesTransfer & Articulation Specialist503-934-0830
brittany.miles@hecc.oregon.gov
Adrienne OchsOregon GED® Administrator503-934-0957
adrienne.ochs@hecc.oregon.gov
Tamy PerkinsAdult Basic Skills, Administrative Specialist 503-947-2427
tamyra.d.perkins@hecc.oregon.gov
Kelly ZinckEducation Team Research Analyst503-947-2409
kelly.zinck@hecc.oregon.gov
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