BEND 101—February 27

Tuesday, February 27, 2024 (5:30 PM - 8:00 PM) (PST)


Spend the evening getting to know the history of Bend, how it developed into what we experience today, and how we can contribute a thriving community into the future. 

There will be time to socialize, indulge in bites and beverages, and enjoy the program at Central Oregon Community College’s Willie Hall

The evening’s seasonal program will focus on the development, status and future of the Higher Education System in Central Oregon. Representatives from both Central Oregon Community College and Oregon State University – Cascades will be on hand to share and answer questions. 


  • Damon Runberg—State Economist, Business Oregon
  • Kelly Cannon-Miller—Executive Director, Deschutes Historical Museum
  • Eric King—City Manager, City of Bend
  • Brian Ladd—Principal Broker, Cascade Hasson, Owner of Ladd Group
  • Laurie Chesley—Ph.D., President, Central Oregon Community College
  • Sherman Bloomer—Ph.D., Chancellor and Dean, Oregon State University -Cascades
  • Ron Paradis—Retired – former Executive Director of College Relations, COCC
  • Kirk Schueler—President & CEO, Brooks Resources


5:30 pm Check In & Networking

6:00 pm Programming begins

7:30 pm Networking

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Central Oregon Community College (COCC)
2600 NW College Way Willie Hall
Bend, OR 97703 United States
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Colleen Prinster
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Tuesday, February 27, 2024 (5:30 PM - 8:00 PM) (PST)
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