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I strongly believe that community colleges are a foundational piece of our higher education system.  They are the rock on which many build a solid career and provide continued learning opportunities for people of all ages and life-experience.  Having attended four such institutions, including LBCC for the past several years, I can attest to their benefits for life-long learning.  Linn-Benton Community College also provided a most positive experience for

others in my family, three of which moved on to other colleges.


  • Support the college in its plan to bring back in-person classes in a post-COVID safe environment.

  • Support LBCC in its mission to make college inclusive and accessible to everyone, providing prerequisites that allow each student to be successful

  • Support legislation that makes community college classes transferable to universities (such as between LBCC and OSU, as well as other 4-year colleges)

  • Support the expansion and improvement of career technical education programs

  • Promote continuing education and other extended learning classes

  • Provide outreach to rural communities, and support new technologies such as online access where attendance is infeasible

  • Support LBCC's many high school partnership programs, including outreach and support for seniors with no-cost access to college-level classes

  • Advocate to keep tuition low and LBCC financially solvent while growing to serve this vibrant community


Nothing on these pages represents the views of the LBCC Board of Education. 
They are my, John Sarna's, personal views.



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