OCCUPATION: Chief Executive Officer/Board Chair, CH2A Associates, a consulting firm that specializes in providing services in affirmative action, labor relations, personnel management and counseling.

OCCUPATIONAL BACKGROUND: Consultant, Oregon Youth Authority, 1995-2006; Consultant, Portland Development Commission; Affirmative Action Director, Office of the Governor of Oregon, 1975-79

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND: Portland State University, BS-Political Science, MS-General Studies

PRIOR GOVERNMENTAL EXPERIENCE: PCC Board 1990 to present; Former Chair, African American Chamber of Commerce; Chair, African American Community College Trustee Committee; Member, Mayor Potter's Charter Review Commission

Harold Williams: Outstanding Board Member

  • Harold Williams was honored with the 2010 American Community College Pacific Regional Trustee Leadership Award for his outstanding service to Portland Community College and the nation's community colleges for the past 20 years.
  • Harold is a work horse. He has donated thousands of hours of service to PCC and to the community. He worked tirelessly on PCC's three successful bond campaigns.

Harold Williams: Putting Students First

  • Harold fights for students. He strives to maintain affordable tuition and to provide equal college opportunities to students throughout the district.
  • Harold believes education provides a path for students to become accomplished, successful members of society.
  • Harold started the Success Academy where spiritual and cultural leaders help students find a way to attend college. He founded the Diversity Institute to help employers understand the benefts of a multicultural workplace.

Harold Williams' Vision for the Future

  • Harold will focus on helping disadvantaged students to attend college. He will help strengthen ties between Jefferson High and PCC's Cascade Campus. He will work to increase the numbers of students who complete degrees and promote programs giving high school dropouts access to college.
  • Harold will help PCC develop new programs to properly train a workforce to meet the needs of new business and industry. And, as PCC's owns workforce ages, he will help develop programs to attract new teachers.

(This information furnished by Harold C. Williams)

The above information has not been verified for accuracy by Multnomah County.