- Lane Community College (Eugene, Or.)President's Office
- President's Office (Dale Parnell) Records
- 1964-1969 (inclusive)19641969
- 1.6 cubic feet, (4 document boxes)
- Collection Number
- Dale P. Parnell was the first president of Lane Community College, 1965-1968. This collection includes correspondence and subject files.
- Lane Community College Archives
4000 East 30th Avenue
- Access Restrictions
There are no access restrictions. The collection is open for research.
- Funding for encoding this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Biographical NoteReturn to Top
Dale Parnell was educated at Willamette University (B.A., 1951) and at the University of Oregon (M.Ed., 1956, D.Ed., 1964) and served as principal of Springfield High School and superintendent of Lane Intermediate Education District.
He was instrumental in founding Lane Community College and served as its first president from 1965-1968. He was appointed Oregon Superintendent of Public Instruction in 1968 by Governor Tom McCall.
In 1974 he became chancellor of San Diego Community College and in 1976 he became president of San Joaquin Delta Community College. He was president of the American Association of Community Colleges from 1981-1991, followed by a year as Oregon's community college commissioner.
He helped establish the Western Center for Community College Development at Oregon State University in 1992 where he taught before retiring in 1997. After retiring, he was a visiting professor at the University of South Florida in Tampa. His many publications include the book The Neglected Majority, published in 1985.
Content DescriptionReturn to Top
The records document the tenure of Dale Parnell, the first president of Lane Community College, 1965-1968. The collection contains administrative correspondence, which is arranged chronologically; and correspondence between Parnell and I.S. Hakanson, Dean of Students. The collection also contains subject files, arranged alphabetically, which include a limited selection of files on administrative topics.
Use of the CollectionReturn to Top
There are no use restrictions.
President's Office (Dale Parnell) Records, 1964-1994 (A-033), Lane Community College Archives, Eugene, Oregon
Administrative InformationReturn to Top
The collection is divided into two series.
Series A. Correspondence, 1965-1968
Series B. Subject Files, 1964-1969
Records were transferred from the President's Office to the archives in eight accessions between 1978 and 1980.
The collection was transferred by the President's Office to the Archives in eight accessions between 1978 and 1980. The records in these eight accessions were consolidated into one collection when they were processed by Elizabeth Uhlig in 1997 and 2000.
Assistant to the President (Bert Dotson) Records, 1960-1975 (A-032). This collection documents the founding and early years of the college. The records include correspondence and other administrative records from the office of Bert Dotson, assistant to the president, 1965-1982, as well as records from the office of Dale Parnell, president, 1965-1968.
Student Services Office (Hakanson, Carter) Records, 1965-1987 (A-024). The collection includes administrative records from the tenure of Dean of Students I.S. (Bud) Hakanson, 1965-1969, and Dean of Students/ Vice President for Student Services John (Jack) Carter, 1969-1988.
Oral History: Dale Parnell. In an oral history interview on September 24, 2003, Dr. Parnell talked about his role in establishing the college, the mission of community colleges, and his career as an advocate of community colleges in Oregon and Washington, D.C.
Lane Community College: The Parnell Years. This online exhibit is based on the book by Larry Romine which tells the history of the founding and early years of the college while Dale Parnell was president.
Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top
The following section contains a detailed listing of the materials in the collection.
Series A: Correspondence, 1965-1968Return to Top
This series contains administrative correspondence, which is arranged chronologically, and correspondence between Parnell and I.S. Hakanson, Dean of Students.
Collection is open to the public.
Correspondence, With I.S. Hakanson
Series B: Subject Files, 1964-1969Return to Top
The series contains subject files, arranged alphabetically, which include a limited selection of files on administrative topics, such as curriculum, the Educational Coordinating Council, staff handbook revisions, and vocational education.
Collection is open to the public.
Advisory Committees, Annual Report
Bids, Instructional equipment, furnishings, color
Business Services Advisory Committee
Committee on Enrollment; Enrollment Projections
Committee on Research and Management Data
Community College Statistics
Construction - Change Orders
Construction - Inspection Report
Curriculum - Class Schedules
Division Council Meeting
Educational Coordinating Council - Federal Funding
Educational Coordinating Council - Committee on Financial Aid
Educational Coordinating Council - Post-High School Education
Educational Specifications for LCC
Fact Sheet on LCC, Institutional Research
Florence, Educational Center
Human Relations Committee/Race Relations Council
Presidential Search Screening Committee
Staff Handbook Revisions, I-III
Staff Handbook Revisions, IV-VIII
Study Skills Center
Technical-Vocational Education in Lane County - Job Cluster Curriculum
Vocational Education in Oregon Advisory Committee
Names and SubjectsReturn to Top
- Community colleges--Oregon
- Lane Community College (Eugene, Or.)--Vocational education
- Lane Community College (Eugene, Or.)--Administration
- Universities and colleges--Oregon
- Vocational education
- Case, Lewis
- Cox, William W.
- Hakanson, Irving S. (Bud)
- Parnell, Dale P.
- Romine, Larry
- Lane Community College (Eugene, Or.)
- Lane Community College (Eugene, Or.)--President's Office