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volunteers serving our college and community

Board of Education Members

Seven volunteers are elected to the Chemeketa Board of Education from zones in our district to govern the college.

Board of Education 2023

Board Member Functions

Chemeketa Board of Education members serve the college and our community in a number of ways.

  • Approve the college vision and mission statements
  • Hire and supervise the college president
  • Approve policies
  • Approve major expenditures
  • Approve the annual budget in cooperation with the college Budget Committee
  • Represent the college at hundreds of events each year

Chemeketa Community College Board of Education Diversity Statement

Board of Education Diversity Statement

Chemeketa District Zones

Board members district map


  • Zone One: Iton Udosenata

    Headshot of Board of Education Zone 1 Member Iton UdosenataCentral & South Salem

    Cell: 541.543.6545

    Dr. Iton Udosenata has served as the Deputy Superintendent for Salem-Keizer Public Schools since 2020. Prior to this, he was was principal of North Eugene and Cottage Grove High Schools and assistant principal at Willamette High School. Dr. Udosenata began his career in education as a middle school history teacher in South Central Los Angeles in 2004. Upon returning to Oregon in 2006, he led a high school alternative education program for three years before teaching high school social studies for five years. Dr. Udosenata has worked to extensively to promote equity, social justice, and college-and-career readiness among high school students. He is a native Oregonian and graduated from the University of Oregon with a B.A. in Ethnic Studies in 2003, an M.Ed. in Education Leadership in 2005, and D.Ed. in 2018 from the University of Oregon’s department of Educational Methodology, Policy and Leadership. In 2023, Dr. Udosenata completed a leadership program through the Yale University School of Management. Dr. Udosenata lives in Salem with his wife, and their two children.
  • Zone Two: Ron Pittman

    Headshot of Board of Education Zone 2 Member Ron PittmanYamhill County

    Cell: 503.434.0231

    Ron Pittman graduated from Oregon State University and worked in local farming and agribusiness services for over 40 years.

    In addition to his service on the Chemeketa Board of Education, Ron has been a member of local school boards and educational service district boards.



  • Zone Three: Neva Hutchinson

    Headshot of Board of Education Zone 3 Member Neva HutchinsonNorth Salem & Keizer

    Home: 503.581.9948

    Neva Hutchinson was elected to the Chemeketa Board of Education in 2015 after serving several terms on the college Budget Committee. Prior to her service to Chemeketa, Neva has been a member of the Salem-Keizer Public School District Board.



  • Zone Four: Ken Hector

    Headshot of Board of Education Zone 4 Member Ken HectorSouth & East Marion County, Linn County

    Cell: 503.551.3577

    Ken Hector brings extensive private and public sector experience to the Chemeketa Board of Education.

    Ken’s business credentials include operating food and beverage establishments, management positions with insurance programs and directing community outreach and governmental affairs for Silverton Health.

    His public sector service includes Silverton City Council, WESD Board and the SEDCOR Board.

  • Zone Five: Jackie Franke

    Headshot of Board of Education Zone 5 Member Jackie FrankeEast Salem

    Cell: 503.999.2761

    Jackie Franke’s career as a non-profit consultant gives her a breadth of experience to contribute to the Chemeketa Board of Education.



  • Zone Six: Diane Watson

    Headshot of Board of Education Zone 6 Member Diane WatsonKeizer, Woodburn & N. Marion County

    Home: 503.393.8160

    Diane Watson’s career as a community college administrator provides her with a deep understanding of the policy issues facing Chemeketa. Diane has served on numerous higher education committees and task forces, and she has an educational doctorate (ED.D) from the University of Northern Colorado.



  • Zone Seven: Betsy Earls

    Headshot of Board of Education Zone 7 Member Betsy EarlsWest Salem & Polk County

    Cell: 503.508.0330

    Betsy Earls is the Manager of Oregon Public Affairs for Wyerhaeuser Company. Betsy works with legislation affecting timber and land use. She is a graduate of Willamette University Law School and has practiced law since 2002.