Cathy Kemper-Pelle

Dr. Cathy Kemper-Pelle, RCC PresidentDr. Kemper-Pelle is a first-generation college graduate who started her post-secondary education at Illinois Central College in East Peoria, Illinois. After earning her A.S. in General Studies, she transferred to Illinois State University where she earned both a B.S. and M.S. in Biological Sciences. She discovered teaching while filling in for a professor on medical leave, and teaching became her passion. After moving to Texas, she reconnected with her community college roots, serving as a faculty member for 14 years before realizing that community college leadership was her career horizon. She earned her Doctorate in Education, specializing in Community College Leadership, in 2005, and immediately moved into progressively higher administrative roles. What drew Cathy to RCC is its reputation for focusing on students and managing its resources wisely. She began her presidency at RCC on July 1, 2016.


About Us

The Rogue Community College Foundation is a non-profit organization founded in 1980 to serve the needs of Rogue Community College and RCC students. The Foundation was created to receive and administer donations to:

  • Endowment funds
  • Scholarship funds
  • Special college projects
  • Fundraising

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RCC Foundation
Rogue Community College
3345 Redwood Highway, Building H
Grants Pass, OR 97527
Fax: 541-471-3591
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