Florence Meet the Dean

Fall 2014 Dean's Message:

Florence Dean Mary Jeanne Kuhar, MD

Lane Community College Florence Center welcomes all students who are seeking an affordable, quality education close to home.  We have small class sizes, enthusiastic and knowledgeable faculty and a friendly staff that is eager to assist you.  If you are a new student, you may have noticed that applying for college is a complicated process that takes about two weeks to complete.  And, it might even take longer if you are applying for Financial Aid -- so start the process early!  If you wait too long, you may have to delay your enrollment until the winter term, and we want to help you get started now.

Although Lane has an open-admission policy, there are still many steps to enroll that are designed to help students determine the best class schedule and be successful in their college experience.  There are six (6) steps necessary before a student is able to register for fall classes, and our staff is here to assist you with this process.  Many of these steps can be completed online by using the resources found at first time student enrollment.

Once students have obtained a student number (called an L#), the next required step is placement testing in reading, writing and math.  We offer these tests frequently, but you must call 541-997-8444 and reserve a seat.  We encourage everyone to come prepared to do well, and our staff can assist you with preparation tools.  A few hours spent reviewing math skills may save you one or two classes and hundreds of dollars!  Students are also required to complete a New Student Information Session (online) and to meet with an advisor.  Advising appointments are available weekly on Tuesday or Thursday.  If you have always wanted to go to college, come check us out!  Lane has a wide variety of transfer and career technical programs and is committed to helping you be successful in achieving your dreams.

Mary Jeanne Kuhar, MD
Dean of Lane Community College at Florence