Leadership Team

Meet Your College Services Leadership Team

Budget Director - Rose Ellis

Rose received a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Oregon in 1984. Over the course of the next 30 years, most of her time was spent at the City of Eugene, where she held positions ranging from Accounting Clerk to Budget Manager. Her favorite? Financial Manager for the Hult Center/Cuthbert Amphitheater, where she got to meet many famous people that an “old logger's daughter” would have never have encountered otherwise. Fond memories include eating blackberries off the bushes backstage at the Cuthbert with James Taylor. Rose became Lane's Budget Director in November 2011. She is ever-impressed, both by the quality of the people who serve our students at Lane and the overall sense of community. And she still seems to learn at least one thing new every week!

Interim Associate Director of Facilities Management & Planning - vacant

Interim Health Clinic Director - Laura Greene

Laura Greene, FNP, has been serving students and employees as a nurse practitioner at the LCC Health Clinic for the past two years. She received her BSN from Johns Hopkins University and her MSN from Case Western Reserve University. In her 10 years of experience as a nurse practitioner, she has worked in several family practice settings in the US and Australia. She is passionate about improving access to health care, empowering patients through education, and providing health promotion and disease prevention. She is so appreciative of the health clinic staff and their commitment to providing accessible, respectful, inclusive, high quality health care to the students and staff of LCC. In her time away from the clinic, she loves to roam the mountains, woods, and rivers of Oregon.

Infrastructure Services Manager - Thad Cowdin

Thad began his career at Lane in December, 1987, performing data entry in the Continuing Education department at the Downtown Center. Six years later, when then-President Jerry Moskus commissioned a task force to bring networking to Lane, Thad joined the team. When the task force recommendations became reality, Thad was transferred to LCC’s main campus as Network Administrator, installing the college-wide network in 1993.  13 years later, in 2010, Thad assumed his present role as Infrastructure Services Manager. Today, Thad oversees a vibrant staff of 21 souls, including network administrators, server administrators, help desk technicians and AV technicians. In addition, he manages instructional computing labs and Lane’s telecommunications department.

Director of Facilities Management & Planning - Jennifer Hayward

Jennifer started at Lane in 1999 as the Recycling Coordinator, and also served the college as Environmental Specialist and Sustainability Coordinator prior to becoming the Interim Associate Director of Facilities Management and Planning. As the Sustainability Coordinator, Jennifer helped lead Lane to become an award-winning national leader in sustainability. She has coordinated national sustainability conferences, obtained multiple grants for sustainability projects, and has helped steward sustainability into Lane’s Core Values and Strategic Directions. She is a Master Recycler, Sustainable Building Advisor, LEED Accredited Professional, and Certified Energy Manager. Before coming to Lane, Jennifer was a project manager for a non-profit organization in Washington, DC. She holds a B.S. in Chemistry from the University of Oregon.

General Manager, KLCC - John Stark

John Stark has been the General Manager of KLCC since 2013. Before coming to Lane, John managed KNAU in Flagstaff, Arizona for 19 years. During that time, he built the station into the 13-transmitter Arizona Public Radio network. He has developed successful partnerships with community colleges, Native American tribes, and other public radio stations. John was the creator and executive producer of an award-winning, nationally-broadcast news series, including the programs "Edge of the Rez," "Poverty With a View," and "Las Vegas: Mississippi of the West." John was elected to two terms on the National Public Radio board of directors, and was named Public Radio General Manager of the Year in 2000. He has extensive experience in radio, having worked as program director at KNPR Las Vegas, associate producer of NPR's Morning Edition in Washington, and news director of both Radio Bilingue in Fresno and KCFR Denver. John is also a former chair of the board of the Grand Canyon Association, which is the non-profit partner of Grand Canyon National Park. John holds a B.A. in History from the University of Colorado-Boulder.

Director of Public Safety and Emergency Management - Jace Smith

Jace Smith, Lane's Director of Public Safety and Emergency Planning, grew up in Massillon, Ohio. He earned a B.A. from The Ohio State University in Political Science and also holds a Master’s degree in Public Policy from the University of Minnesota. Jace also earned a certificate in Law Enforcement from Metropolitan State University in St. Paul.  His work history includes non-profit work, government (police), health care, private and public education, and even a foreign government. He has experience in emergency services, counter-terrorism, crime prevention, and predictive policing activities. Jace is a US Air Force veteran and he has lectured on legal studies, graduate economics, history, community development and law enforcement at colleges and universities in Oregon, Minnesota, and Wisconsin. His many hobbies include watching old movies, travel, cooking, writing, and reading books. Jace claims residences in both Oregon and Minnesota, where he shares a home with his wife of 14 years.

Director of Retail Services - Tony Sanjume

Tony Sanjume serves Lane Community College as the Director of Retail Services, overseeing the Titan Store, Printing & Graphics, Mailroom, and LCC Warehouse. Tony began his career in campus retail as a part-time bookstore worker at UC Davis, where he worked while earning a B.A. in History. He served for eight years in the California Army National Guard as an Armor and Infantry officer, and left the service as commander of a Mechanized Infantry Company. He has an extensive and diverse spectrum of experience in the college bookstore business, having worked at three community colleges, two California state universities, and a private Jesuit university. His focus has generally been centered on the textbook area of business, and he has worked to develop many pioneering programs in the digital and rental course materials arena. In 2010, Tony was honored to serve as the president of the California Association of College Stores, the largest regional bookstore association in the country. His goal is to support and assist the campus community at Lane as it faces the challenges ahead. Tony attributes his successes to the many fine people with whom he’s worked over the years.

Director of Specialized Support Services - Alyse Stone

An Oregonian by choice, Alyse moved to Eugene from Clearwater, Florida in 2006. She joined the Lane Community College family as Director of Specialized Support Services (S3) in 2010. Alyse has a B.A. in Journalism from Temple University and an M.A. in Adult Education from the University of South Florida, and she is currently working toward an M.B.A. Alyse has worked as a job developer and sign language interpreter, and has extensive experience working with individuals who are deaf and hard of hearing, as well as adults with developmental disabilities. Prior to working in the disability services field, Alyse was a disc jockey and hosted a local Polka show in New Braunfels, Texas. When she isn't working, Alyse enjoys preparing for half-marathons, golf, travel and wine. She especially loves visits with her five grandchildren, who are spread out across the country.

Strategic Planning and Budget Officer - Jennifer Steele

Jen's experience as a community college administrator spans 17 years, three states, and multiple assignments, including Director of Continuing Education and Customized Training, Director of Innovation, Director of Systems and Process Improvement, and Director of Budget and College Services. Jen holds a B.A. and Master’s degree in Business Administration. In her current role as Strategic Planning and Budget Officer, she helps the LCC team understand, interpret and plan within the college budget process. She also assists departments in self-assessment, program review, systems development and strategic planning. Throughout her career, Jen has maintained a focus on consultative approaches to her work. 

Executive Assistant to the Vice President of College Services - Deborah Butler

Deborah works closely with the College Services team to provide administrative and organizational assistance. She works on many College Services projects, including the Conversation Kit, LaneStarter, and various program review and strategic planning activities. She also helps to facilitate work groups and projects within College Services, Emergency Planning Team and Facilities Council. Deborah is an LCC AAOT graduate, and went on to earn a B.A. and J.D. from the University of Oregon. She practiced law in Oregon before returning to Lane to work with the College Services team. Deborah has a deep interest and focus on issues of equity and inclusion and is proud to serve on the LCC Diversity Council as well as a number of other diversity-focused campus and community groups.