Florence Meet the Dean

Winter 2015 Dean's Message:

Florence Dean Mary Jeanne Kuhar, MD

Welcome to winter term.  Both new and continuing students can find something challenging at Lane Community College's Florence Center.  We continue our commitment to student success by building class schedules each term that allow students to have choices about online or in-person options for necessary prerequisite classes for Nursing, Medical Office Assisting, AAOT (Associate of Arts Oregon Transfer) and many other degree and certificate programs.  Because of the small number of credit students at our Florence Center, we offer face-to-face courses like Interpersonal Communication, Anatomy and Physiology and Poetry only once each year.  This means students need to plan ahead and work with our advisor to map out their courses to align with their educational goals.  And don't forget to apply for scholarships during winter term.  Last year, LCC Florence students were awarded over $47,000.

On a personal note, this will be my last Dean's message as I am leaving the LCC Florence Center to move into the executive Dean, Academic Affairs, Career Technical position at LCC in Eugene.  This was a difficult decision for me, as I have really enjoyed being part of the Florence community.  It has been my privilege to work with the community, our Advisory Committee and very talented faculty and staff to provide quality learning opportunities for our community.  In my new position with Lane, I will continue to work with the Florence Center and I am committed to helping the Center remain vital and strong.  The college is in the process of recruiting a new Director, and our process includes input from the local community, faculty and staff.  I'm looking forward to working with this new individual in my expanded role at Lane and am confident I will remain connected to my Florence friends and colleagues.

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