Dr. Camille Preus (pronounced “Proyce”) became BMCC’s college president in 2013. Before coming to BMCC, Dr. Preus worked as the director of the Oregon Department of Community Colleges and Workforce Development, and while in that position, she was the Commissioner of Community Colleges.
Dr. Preus was born in Moses Lake, Washington, and she learned her strong work ethic from her parents: Her father was a teacher, and her mother was a lab technician. The family lived and worked on a farm. In her youth, she enjoyed science, and her first job was as a chemist for U.S. Steel.
As a student, Dr. Preus attended a community college where she enjoyed the individualized attention due to small class sizes. She believes that community college faculty and staff members have a passion to help students succeed.
View Dr. Preus’ welcome message on the Office of the President page.