• "This is the saddest day in the 50 year history of UCC. Our hearts go out to every student, every employee, and every family touched by this tragedy.

    "I want to thank all of our friends and neighbors who have dropped everything to help us. Over the next weeks, we will come together to accept offers of help and care so that we can assist one another."

    -Dr. Rita Cavin
    UCC Interim President

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  • Need to talk? Community partners have come together to provide support and sharing with UCC students, faculty and staff.

    Mental health professionals are offering no-cost grief sharing: 9am-8pm through Sunday at the Ford Foundation, 1600 NW Stewart Pkwy; and the Community Health Alliance, 201 Medical Loop.

    Beginning Monday, Oct 5, grief sharing will be available on campus, 7:30am - 5pm in the cafeteria.

    The Community Health Alliance is staffing a 24-hour hotline at 541-440-3532 or 800-866-9780.

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  • Want to help?

    The Greater Douglas United Way is accepting donations via text and online: http://www.gduway.org/UCCgive

    The Umpqua Community College Foundation is accepting donations online and by mail: https://www.umpqua.edu/scholarships-donations

    We strongly recommend that donors cast a careful eye when considering other funds, as some are not based at charitable organizations and might apply high administrative fees. Also, unfortunately, at times like these, there are unscrupulous people who will set up false accounts.

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  • Stay up-to-date on the latest developments.

    A tribute to the victims: http://tinyurl.com/pe74yz4

    Campus is OPEN to students and staff ONLY the week of Monday, Oct. 5.

    All classes and campus events are cancelled until Oct. 12.

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Campus is OPEN to students and staff ONLY the week of Oct. 5. All classes and campus events are cancelled until Oct. 12. Also, please see student/staff FAQs.

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Leadership Summit


Our Vision
To provide emerging college student leaders the opportunity to learn more about leadership and to explore various leadership development topics
Students involved in campus student organizations and students interested in learning more about leadership are encouraged to attend.

Vision & Goal Setting
Team Development
Decision Making
Ethics & Integrity
Managing Conflict
Understanding Change
Empowering Others
Time Management
Program Planning
Cultural Competency

The Southern Oregon College Student Leadership Summit was established in 2012 by the student leadership advisors at Umpqua Community College, Southwestern Community College and Rogue Community College. 

The idea was to provide a one-day leadership conference for the student leaders at our three schools.  We wanted something that was convenient, low-cost, would bring our students involved/interested in leadership together and meet the needs of emerging student leaders.  Thus, the Southern Oregon College Student Leadership Summit was born!

Umpqua Community College hosted the first summit in spring 2013; Southwestern Oregon Community College hosted fall 2013 and Rogue Community College will host in fall 2014.  We've grown to include Klamath Community College as part of our planning team AND have extended an invitation for other Oregon community colleges to participate.

Students don’t have to be in formal student leadership roles or clubs and organizations; they can also be students in classes who are interested in and would benefit from a one-day leadership experience.

For more information, please contact Marjan Coester - 541-440-7749 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Get connected with the UCC community

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    Rita Cavin
    Interim President
  • Emery Smith
    Emery Smith
    Social Science
  • Caroline Hopkins
    Caroline Hopkins
    Director of Student Support
  • Honey Mcnamara
    Honey McNamara
  • Tafea Polamalu
    Tafea Polamalu
    Retention Specialist
  • Susan Taylor
    Susan Taylor
  • Dave Stricklin
    Dave Stricklin
    Women's Basketball Coach
  • Jan Woodcock
    Jan Woodcock
    Social Science
  • Kira Oerman
    Kira Oerman
    Recruitment Specialist
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    Jason Heald
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    Marjan Coester
    Student Life Director
  • Justin Lott
    Justin Lott
    Academic Advisor
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    Danielle Haskett
    Accessibility Services
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    Michelle Bergmann
    Director of Financial Aid
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    Stephanie Newman
    Theatre Arts
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