Cathy Barnhart, Past Chair

English Skills Learning Center

Catherine Barnhart, Executive Director of the English Skills Learning Center, has more than 30 years' experience working with students whose first language is not English. Her career has focused on multicultural and international educational programs. She has professional experience in strategic planning and has managed change implementation with working teams. She has nonprofit management expertise in agencies which utilize trained community volunteers.Cathy has previously worked at several state universities in both Oregon and Utah, providing international education program support. She earned her BA from Kalamazoo College, majoring in religion and history. She earned an MS from the University of Oregon, in Education Policy and Management. Cathy enjoys fly fishing in the Rocky Mountains whenever and wherever possible.