Founded in 1983, Oregon College of Oriental Medicine (OCOM) is a nonprofit single-purpose professional graduate school that offers two specialized degree programs: Master of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (MAcOM) and Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (DAOM).
OCOM’s excellent reputation locally and nationally is the product of a unique community of passionate, caring, and dedicated students, alumni, faculty, and staff. The quality and comprehensiveness of the academic programs; the on-site and community-based clinics that enhance student learning and provide affordable care; the strong sense of community within the college; the beautiful, LEED Gold certified building that houses the learning environment; and, not least, a demonstrated and proud commitment by all to advancing quality Chinese medicine education and OCOM’s mission.
The new president will be expected to lead strategies to develop meaningful partnerships and collaborations and to meet student enrollment goals. The college is poised to bring in new revenues and to further develop its partnerships. Faculty and students are constructively engaged with staff to continually improve the college, and there is evidence that the trustees, faculty, students, and staff are energized by the opportunities presented by a change in leadership.
Mission and Values
The mission of Oregon College of Oriental Medicine is to transform health care by educating highly skilled and compassionate practitioners, providing exemplary patient care, and engaging in innovative research within a community of service and healing.