Blue Mountain Community College President Appointed to American Association of Community Colleges’ Commission on Small and Rural Colleges

BMCC President, Mark Browning

Last Updated on June 26, 2024 by Jordan Monaco

Pendleton, OR- Blue Mountain Community College (BMCC) proudly announces that Mark Browning, President of BMCC, has been appointed to the prestigious Commission on Small and Rural Colleges by the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC).

In a notification received from the Board of Directors of the AACC, President Browning was informed of this significant appointment. The term for this commission spans from July 1, 2024, to June 30, 2027. This acknowledgment reflects President Browning’s esteemed reputation, leadership, and dedication to the community college sector.

The Commission on Small and Rural Colleges plays a pivotal role in the AACC’s decision-making process, ensuring the interests of member institutions are well-served. President Browning’s insights and leadership are expected to make a substantial impact, enhancing the Board’s effectiveness in meeting the diverse needs of AACC member institutions.

“I’m honored and excited,” said Browning. “The work of advocating and finding new and innovating ways to support the rural colleges in this country who fill a foundational role in advancing critical workforce and educational opportunities must be a priority in this country, in Oregon and in eastern Oregon in particular. I look forward to serving.”

President Browning’s appointment symbolizes BMCC’s commitment to advancing the mission of community colleges and strengthening collaborations within the education sector. BMCC extends gratitude to President Browning for his dedication and service, confident in his ability to make a meaningful impact during their tenure on the Commission on Small and Rural Colleges.

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