Randy Weber, Ed.D.
RCC’s College President
Welcome Fall 2022 Students
It is my great honor to be joining the incredible team here at RCC as your new president. I know, as a student, you will benefit from the expertise and caring nature of every RCC staff and faculty member, and their deep commitment to your educational success.
RCC’s mission sets a high goal, inspiring us to enhance the quality of life in our communities by providing accessible, exemplary educational opportunities for student success and economic development. RCC’s vision – to be an inclusive and dynamic college that inspires, strengthens, and transforms – asks each of us to achieve that goal with the highest integrity and future-forward thinking. It is clear these core values at RCC remain strong. I am honored to be part of creating such a positive impact for our entire community.
As a community college graduate, I have personally experienced the access, affordability and opportunity a college like RCC provides to all who bring their dreams to our doorstep. Our College’s commitment is to the success of each student. It is an honor to witness, and share along with you, the power of education to transform our lives.
I am exceptionally appreciative of the students, staff, and faculty of RCC who have risen to the challenges of the pandemic and regional wildfires over the last 30 months. RCC faculty and staff redesigned courses to be more effective and meet the evolving needs of today’s learners. RCC students have adapted to online and hybrid classes and new technologies. Everyone has found creative ways to build and celebrate this college community as we strive to provide the best teaching and learning environment possible.
Thankfully, the casual connections that happen when we can all be together on campus; seeing people in the hallways, sharing ideas after class, and making personal connections, are returning. As your new president, I will continue to seek and support creative ideas for community building from each and every one of you. We are in this together, strong relationships help us all succeed, and together we will continue to strengthen this community.
Thank you for your ongoing support of our faculty, staff, and your fellow students as we all engage in teaching, learning, outreach, and many other activities to advance RCC’s diversity, equity and inclusion. Our joint efforts to be an open, welcoming and accessible educational choice for every Southern Oregon student, no matter their background or obstacles, is inspiring.
We have many educational opportunities for you to choose from at RCC as you pursue the ideas, skills, certificates and degrees that will enhance your economic and personal life. The great news is that our programs and pathways are flexible and designed to meet you at whatever your starting point.
As you begin or continue your journey at RCC this academic year, our entire community welcomes you with enthusiasm, hope and dedication toward your success. You have made it to our open door and, on behalf of the RCC community, I wish you happiness, resilience and perseverance as you travel your path and achieve your dreams.
- President Randy Weber