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Lisa Fragala

for Lane Community College Board
 
 
A Focus on the Future

About Lisa

Last fall, I was thrilled to be appointed to the Lane Community College Board of Education and now I am equally thrilled to announce my run for re-election to the board this coming May.  LCC has had a significant impact on my life, and I understand and appreciate the critical role the college plays in our community.  As a young adult, I attended LCC as I pursued my dream of becoming a teacher.  That coursework was pivotal in building my confidence and for the first time in

 my life I discovered I love math.  Now I bring that love to my work with 2nd grade students every day at Adams Elementary here in Eugene.  I also benefitted from the Dental Hygiene program at LCC.  When I didn’t have health insurance, and greatly needed dental care, I was able to access this care through LCC’s Dental Hygiene program.  I know first hand what an incredible resource LCC is for Lane County. I am interested in continuing to serve on the LCC Board of Education because I want to contribute to the growth and development of this resource as a vital part of our community.  Anyone who knows me can tell you I am hard working, committed to education as a vision for greater social equity, and passionate about helping to make our state a great place to live.  I hope all of you will support me in my re-election to the Lane Community College Board of Education.    

Thanks,

Lisa Fragala

A Focus on the Future

As an educator for close to 25 years, I know it is important for all members of our community to have access to a vibrant education system and I understand how this promotes the economic vitality of our region.  When I first started out on my own career path as a teacher, Lane Community College was that access point for me.  I recognize how necessary LCC is as the community’s college.  That’s why I’m excited to be a member of the LCC board and to work hard to ensure that Lane Community College continues to be a vibrant and accessible place of learning for Lane County.

Embrace Innovation 

My roles as an LCC board member and as a member of the City of Eugene Planning Commission allows me the opportunity to engage with a broad spectrum of Lane County’s community.  It is clear to me that Lane County is home to numerous individuals, institutions, and businesses that are looking towards Oregon’s future as a great place to live and learn.  Lane Community College needs to embrace this innovative spirit to ensure the long-term sustainability of the college as a local educational leader and economic engine.  My priorities include:    

 

  • Championing a college sustainability plan to ensure that LCC is environmentally friendly and becomes a pioneer in reducing the carbon footprint of college campuses through the use of renewable energy and green projects.

  • Developing new and innovative partnerships with local institutions, community leaders, nonprofits, and businesses to increase community support and engagement in the college.   

  • Providing opportunities for modernizing campus facilities and programs with an eye towards future education and economic trends.

  • Continuing to invest in online degrees and quality online education as well as learning environments that utilize innovative technologies.

  • Developing new partnerships in the community that promote student access to comprehensive internships programs with local non-profits, trade-groups, and companies.

  • Ensuring the college promotes innovative and diverse educational opportunities for all community members as Lane County’s demographics grow and change.

Ensure Student Success

Working as an educator everyday, I know how important getting a good education is, but even more importantly I understand what students need to be successful. Lane is already a great place to learn, but we can still do better.  We need to reinvigorate academic pathways and training programs that will allow Lane’s students to launch the careers they want.  My priorities include:  

 

  • Ensuring traditional and nontraditional students have access to the programs and classes they need to be successful and achieve their career goals.

  • Creating learning communities and pathways around specific degrees or career plans to support student success.

  • Providing apprenticeships, training programs, and the certificate training opportunities students require to find meaningful employment.

  • Investing in academic support and guidance services students need to be successful in the college environment.

  • Expanding classes in such areas as technology or green jobs to ensure students are career ready for the jobs of the future.

  • Eliminating barriers to student enrollment and success to ensure the college is recruiting students from the broadest spectrum possible.

  • Ensuring all students at the college are safe, respected, valued, and welcomed as an integral component of the LCC learning community.

Regional Economic Vitality

As I’ve worked to learn about Lane Community College in my role as a board member, it has become clear to me how deeply connected the college is to the region’s economic vitality.  Our changing economy requires a highly skilled workforce, and businesses and companies are constantly evaluating Lane County on its capacity to provide this.  LCC is also the fourth largest employer in the region and in itself represents a vital center of employment and economic development.  My priorities in this area include:   

  • Partnering with business, trade, and education leaders to expand career and technical training opportunities with pathways to apprenticeship programs.

  • Expanding technology, trades, and biomedical programs that ensure these sectors of the economy have the trained professionals needed and that make students career ready for local jobs.

  • Partnering with local leaders, community organizations, educational institutions, and businesses to effectively and agilely respond to community needs and opportunities.

  • Creating a robust and thriving hub at LCC for educational, civic, business and community development.

  • Ensuring that LCC continues to be a place that provides meaningful opportunities for employment and professional development in Lane County.

Endorsements

Unions & Organizations

Elected Officials

  • Val Hoyle - BOLI Commissioner

  • James Manning - State Senator, SD 7

  • Floyd Prozanski - State Senator, SD 4

  • Julie Fahey, State Representative, HD 14

  • Joe Berney, Springfield County Commissioner

  • Pete Sorenson, South Eugene County Commissioner

  • Kitty Piercy, Former Eugene Mayor

  • Leonard Stoehr, Springfield City Councilor

  • Jennifer Yeh, Eugene City Councilor

  • Matt Keating, LCC School Board Member

  • Rosie Pryor, LCC School Board Member

  • Tony McCown, Retired LCC School Board Member

  • Eileen Nittler, 4J School Board Member

  • Mary Walston, 4J School Board Member

  • Mindy Schlossberg, EWEB Board Member

  • Lee Beyer - State Senator, SD 6

  • Paul Holvey - State Representative, HD 8

  • Marty Wilde, State Representative, HD 11

  • Heather Buch, East Lane County Commissioner

  • Lucy Vinis, Eugene Mayor

  • Sherri Moore, Springfield City Councilor

  • Claire Syrett, Eugene City Councilor

  • Chris Pryor, Eugene City Councilor

  • Melanie Munzer, LCC School Board Member

  • Susie Johnston, LCC School Board Member

  • Mike Eyster, LCC School Board Member

  • Ann Marie Leavis, 4J School Board Member

  • Evangelina Sundgrenz, 4J School Board Member

  • Rose Wilde, Lane ESD Board Member

Community Members

  • Patt Riggs-Henson

  • Bob Bussel

  • Linda Hamilton

  • Laura Illig

  • Jennifer Wassermiller

  • Laurie Trieger

  • Nancy Bray

  • Tai Pruce-Zimmerman

  • Deb McGee

  • Tibor Bessko

  • Christy Inskip

  • Marion Malcom

  • Diane Peterson

  • Nadia Telsey

  • Kimberly Koops-Wrabek

  • Paul Solomon

  • Bob Gray

  • Kevin Cronin

  • Jill McKenney

  • Pat Hines

  • Brinda Narayan-Wold

  • Nora Kent

  • Chelsea Jennings

  • Stefan Ostrach

Get Involved!

This campaign only works when we come together to accomplish these goals. Luckily, there are many ways you can help out! We need people to help organize house parties, write letters to the editor, sign on as an endorser, or help us talk to voters. You can sign up on the form below, and one of our team members will be sure to reach out to you.

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