18 November 2021, 08:48
OREGON CITY – Wade Hathhorn, from Oak Grove, has joined the education council at Clackamas Community College. He was sworn in at the regular Board of Education meeting on November 17. He occupies the post left vacant by the resignation of Dave Hunt, representing the Gladstone region. Hathhorn could run for the remaining two years in office in the May 2023 election.
Hathhorn has lived in Oak Grove for six years and is currently the Managing Director of the Sunrise Water Authority. However, he started his professional career as a professor of civil engineering at a university.
âI have always been interested in academia and the mission of higher education and its value to the community at large,â Hathhorn said. “It’s a great opportunity for me to come back to my passion in a different role and give back to the profession that I really love.”
Hathhorn holds bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees in civil engineering. He is a retired professional engineer with expertise in utility management and strategic water supply planning. He also has extensive professional experience in the planning, design and management of infrastructure construction.
âHathhorn has a passion for higher education and a commitment to the community,â said CCC President Tim Cook. “We are privileged to have someone as experienced and dedicated as him to serve our college and our students.”
In his spare time, Hathhorn enjoys traveling, running and fly fishing. He is also a licensed private pilot.
Clackamas Community College is governed by a seven-member education council. Members, elected for four-year terms, represent each of the seven zones of the CCC College Service District. The council oversees the development of programs and services, as well as the adoption of policies and budgets to meet the needs of the college district.