Beginning this October, Dr. Jim Middleton will serve in the statewide post secondary leadership position.
As commissioner, he will work on budget, funding, support and coordinating issues for Oregon's 17 community colleges.
Middleton has served more than 30 years as a community college administrator and ten years teaching in high schools and community colleges. He is officially retiring in September.
He will serve as commissioner on a part-time basis starting this October and running through June of 2015.