"This is the saddest day in the 50 year history of UCC. Our hearts go out to every student, every employee, and every family touched by this tragedy.
"I want to thank all of our friends and neighbors who have dropped everything to help us. Over the next weeks, we will come together to accept offers of help and care so that we can assist one another."
-Dr. Rita Cavin
UCC Interim President
Welcome to UCC!
Whether you are just starting your educational journey with us or are a returning student, at Umpqua Community College you will find a warm, caring faculty and staff available to answer your questions. When you first come to campus, the UCC Welcome Center is open for assistance with academic advising, counseling, financial aid or registration. If you need assistance navigating our campus, just ask any staff member.
I would like to encourage you to explore all the student resources available to you at UCC. College is a time to spread your wings and explore all of your options from personal growth through student activities and college life. UCC athletics include women’s volleyball and men’s and women’s basketball. If you are not interested in being on a team, admission is $1.00 to our games with student identification. There are several student clubs, student government opportunities, the student Mainstream newspaper, and the UCC drama/music departments. Again, if you don’t want to be in a play, please consider coming to view one. Your time here is a commitment on your part to achieve your academic goals and to experience the full menu of college life.
If you find yourself struggling with a class, it is our mission to help you succeed. Please take advantage of our tutorial services, our educational advisors and counselors, and our faculty office hours. There is no reason to struggle by yourself when it is our mission to help you succeed.
About Dr. Rita Cavin
Dr. Cavin holds a Ph.D. in higher education administration from Claremont Graduate University, a master’s degree in Library Science from Immaculate Heart College in Los Angeles, a master’s and bachelor’s degree in English from University of Redlands, and an associate’s degree from Riverside City College. She has been a community college educator since 1973. Since her retirement as President of Linn-Benton Community College in September 2003, Dr. Cavin has focused her professional career on community college leadership development, serving as a career counselor for the Future Leaders Institute. Dr. Cavin previously served as UCC’s interim president in 2010-2011. Umpqua Community College enthusiastically welcomes Dr. Cavin back to our campus.
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Executive Assistant to President & Board
Umpqua Community College
PO Box 967
Roseburg, OR 97470