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College Possible Oregon welcomes new board chair and vice-chair

College Possible Oregon is thrilled to announce Dr. Robin Beavers as the new chair of our board of directors and Clark Haass as the new vice-chair.

College Possible works to empower students from underserved backgrounds to become college graduates and show them that college is possible for everyone. In their new roles, Dr. Beavers and Haass will be responsible for helping College Possible maintain a strong, trusted presence in the college access and success space in Oregon, with the goal of supporting more college graduates each year.

Dr. Robin BeaversAbout Dr. Robin Beavers:

Dr. Robin Beavers is a community engagement and outreach specialist dedicated to developing and managing programs that promote the wellness, equity, and inclusion of all people in our society. For more than 20 years she has served as a higher education and career development professional, including 12 years at Self Enhancement, Inc. (SEI) as post-high school program manager, and four years at Portland State University as the assistant director for diversity recruitment & outreach in the office of admissions. In recent years, she has moved into the world of philanthropy, hoping to inspire others to invest time and financial resources to help all communities thrive, including serving as the development director for SEI for two years and vice president for advancement & external relations at Warner Pacific University. She is currently the vice president of philanthropy & DEI initiatives at Trillium Family Services. Dr. Beavers is an adjunct professor who teaches MBA and graduate-level courses in organizational leadership. She holds a B.S. in business management and communication from Concordia University, an M.S. in education, policy, foundation and administration from Portland State University, and an Ed.D. in education leadership from Concordia University. Dr. Beavers was born and raised in Portland, OR, by her parents who have been married for over 60 years. The youngest of four children, she has two adult sons and two young granddaughters.

I joined College Possible’s Board because of their commitment and effective practices for assisting historically underserved students access and graduate from post-secondary institutions. I look forward to leading the charge and working alongside my fellow board members to help College Possible Oregon continue to empower students to go to and graduate from college as well as transition into sustainable careers.” – Dr. Robin Beavers

About Clark Haass:

Clark Haass brings 25 years’ worth of marketing and business development experience to the Oregon board of directors. After working for Idaho’s Extended Systems for eight years, including serving as director of product marketing, he moved to Portland to work for Intel. For the past 22 years, Haass has been with Intel and is currently a managing director in corporate business development. He is eager to bring his knowledge of strategic planning and marketing to the Oregon board.  Haass received a bachelor’s and Master of Science in electrical engineering from the University of Wyoming and the University of Washington, respectively, and an MBA from Boise State University.

After serving on the College Possible Oregon board for so many years, I am excited to step into this leadership position and leverage my historical knowledge to help foster sustainable growth for College Possible Oregon.” – Clark Haass

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