Barry Fox-Quamme

Board of Trustees, Position 5

Mt. Hood Community College Board of Education

Why I'm running.

I’m running for Mt. Hood Community College Board as an advocate for accessible and affordable education!

An executive director and program officer for 25+ years, I have insights into the challenges so many of us face in finding a vocation in life. I bring experience working with people with disabilities, foster and adopted youth, seniors and community-based higher ed training programs. I’ll ensure quality education at Mt. Hood!

I’m passionate about social systems change to enhance educational and work-place opportunities for students from a wide variety of social, economic, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds ~ our wonderful neighbors in Zone 5.

Help MHCC be a launching pad for brighter futures ~ please entrust me with your vote!

My top 3 priorities.

My leadership style combines direct social service with Federal, State and City oversight councils. I bring three priorities to the MHCC Board.

Expand Community-Based Learning Programs!

• I’ve worked with students across wide income and age ranges. I find that success often comes via mentored undergraduate and mid-life training programs.

Empower Diverse Students Toward Success!

• My experience in higher education leading cross-cultural service-learning programs at Marquette University offers me insights to empower diverse students toward success!

Support All to Find Stable Futures

• My work with foster and adoptive youth gives me insight into the supports people of all abilities and backgrounds need for stable futures

Why voters should choose me.

Vote Barry Fox-Quamme!

I’m in touch with the many communities across our diverse Zone 5 district. Living with my wife and family in Zone 5 since 2008, our four boys grew up exploring SW Gresham. Our oldest son found success with an Oregon Community College Transfer Degree.

From Rockwood and West Gresham to Butler Creek, SE Foster and North Clatsop Butte to Pleasant Valley and Damascus, I’ve traveled and served these neighborhoods for 15 years.

Young and mid-life adult students have so many opportunities to create a better life with a Mt. Hood Community College education. Yet our region’s students also face many challenges, as they look to discover and apply their passions in life.

Help me represent your interests at MHCC!