Dr. Camille Preus

Oregon Community College Association, Salem Oregon

Dr. Camille (Cam) Preus is the Chief Executive Officer of the Oregon Community College Association. The executive director serves as the primary voice for Oregon’s 17 community colleges by advocating and coordinating state policy, budget and capital funding.  

Cam was President of Blue Mountain Community College (BMCC) from 2013 to 2018. BMCC served over 18,000 square miles of eastern Oregon and over 8,000 students and was recognized as a preferred provider of workforce training for businesses across the district.

She serves on numerous regional/national boards that champion and advocate for increasing opportunity for postsecondary education, a few of note include American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) Presidents Academy Executive Committee, Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, Eastern Oregon Women’s Coalition, and the Oregon Humanities Board.

Cam has held leadership roles in Oregon in community colleges & workforce development at both state and local levels. She also has private sector experience as a chemist and quality control manager with United States Steel. Cam graduated from Cumberland Junior College (TN), Middle Tennessee State University, earned an MSBA from Indiana University and received her doctorate in Community College Leadership from Oregon State University.


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