Rene began her education at RCC in 1990 with the intention of becoming employable. Her 23 year career at RCC includes direct services to students in many capacities including TRIO, Disability Services, Veterans Department, and Discovery Programs. Rene holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and a Master’s degree in Adult Education from Oregon State University. She is in the process of completing a Ph.D. in Community College Leadership and Education from Oregon State. Currently Rene serves as the director of Student Programs and serves the RCC district.