TBCC: Tell us a little about you?
Pallie: When I think back on my life some of the things that have done
the most to shape me, challenge me and inspire me – in no particular order
1. My cat
2. Surviving cancer
3. Haagan Daz ice-cream bars
4. My mom – (born legally deaf and blind)
5. My husband – a remarkable man
7. A sense of humor
TBCC: Where did you earn your degree/s?
Pallie: I earned an A.S. at Chemeketa Community College, a B.S.
from Corban University, and several certificates from Portland State
University, Cornell University, SHRM (the Society of Human Resources
Professionals) and ASTD (the American Society of Training &
TBCC: What brought you to Tillamook Bay Community College?
Pallie: One day I was driving by on my way to our “weekend retreat/home” here at the coast and I pulled into the parking lot to take a
look at the new college. I drove in and said out loud to myself, “this is where I am going to work.” I felt drawn to getting back into the community college environment that I had enjoyed for thirteen-years previously at Chemeketa
Community College in Salem, after spending the last fifteen-years in the corporate and non-profit business sectors as a training
specialist/administrator, human resources manager/director and organizational development/HR consultant.
TBCC: How long have you worked at TBCC?
Pallie: For approximately 3 months! I started “working” at TBCC on January 22, 2013. (Actually I’ve never liked using the word
“working” to describe what I feel passionate about. I prefer the word contribution.)
TBCC: Do you have a memorable experience at TBCC regarding a certain class or student that you can share?
Pallie: Perhaps a word of caution. . . the “hot-pepper flakes” used to sprinkle on pizza and the coffee creamer packets look exactly
alike. (Making this mistake was a memorable experience!)
TBCC: What is the most rewarding aspect of your job here at TBCC?
Pallie: The variety of students I meet, work with and assist each day. (I love assisting students reach their career and education goals!)
TBCC: What do you feel are the greatest things about TBCC?
Pallie: 1.FREE career and academic advising! 2. The opportunity to work on career and education goals in a supportive environment.
TBCC: Do you have any comments you would like to share?
Pallie: Perhaps a favorite quote:
“Every day is a new opportunity. You can build on yesterday’s success or put its failures behind and start over again. That’s the way
life is, with a new game every day...” ~Bob Feller
Thank you Pallie for helping students meet their educational goals and set a career path here at TBCC!
Policy driven governance empowers boards of directors to fulfill their obligation and responsibility for the general supervision and control of the organization. This model of governance allows the board to focus on larger issues, to delegate with clarity, evaluate the outcomes and accomplishments and lead the organization. As the College moves toward independent accreditation, it will be required to establish a number of "administrative" rules that will either relate to existing policy or new policies. The Board approved the general outline of the administrative rules on January 7, 2008.