Meet Chemeketa's Board Members

Edward (Ed) Dodson

Edward (Ed) Dodson

Zone One — Central & South Salem
Cell: 503.910.9892
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Ed Dodson was first elected to the Chemeketa Board of Education in 1999. Ed brings the Board more than forty years of educational experience as a teacher, counselor and administrator in the Salem–Keizer Public School District.

He has also been active in other educational organizations, including serving on the MidWillamette Educational Consortium Executive Council from 2007-2010 and the Willamette Education Service District Education Board from 2005-07.


Ron Pittman, Chairperson 2016-2017

Ron Pittman

Zone Two — Yamhill County
Home: 503.472.7270
Cell: 503.434.0231
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Ron Pittman graduated from Oregon State University and worked in local farming and agribusiness services for over 40 years.

In addition to his service on the Chemeketa Board of Education, Ron has been a member of local school boards and educational service district boards.


Neva Hutchinson

Neva Hutchinson

Zone Three — North Salem & Keizer
Home: 503.581.9948
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Neva Hutchinson was elected to the Chemeketa Board of Education in 2015 after serving several terms on the college Budget Committee. Prior to her service to Chemeketa, Neva has been a member of the Salem-Keizer Public School District Board.


Ken Hector, Vice Chairperson 2016-2017

Ken Hector

Zone Four — South & East Marion County, Linn County
Cell: 503.551.3577
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Ken Hector brings extensive private and public sector experience to the Chemeketa Board of Education.

Ken’s business credentials include operating food and beverage establishments, management positions with insurance programs and directing community outreach and governmental affairs for Silverton Health.

His public sector service includes Silverton City Council, WESD Board and the SEDCOR Board.


Jackie Franke

Jackie Franke

Zone Five — East Salem
Cell: 503.999.2761
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Jackie Franke’s career as a non-profit consultant gives her a breadth of experience to contribute to the Chemeketa Board of Education. Additionally, she serves on the boards of the Chemeketa Foundation and the Salem-Keizer Education Foundation.


Diane Watson

Diane Watson

Zone Six — Keizer, Woodburn &
N. Marion County
Home: 503.393.8160
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Diane Watson’s career as a community college administrator provides her with a deep understanding of the policy issues facing Chemeketa. Diane has served on numerous higher education committees and task forces, and she has an educational doctorate (ED.D) from the University of Northern Colorado.


Betsy Earls

Betsy Earls

Zone Seven — West Salem & Polk County
Cell: 503.508.0330
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Betsy Earls is Vice President and General Counsel for Associated Oregon Industries. Betsy is deeply involved in legislation affecting employers and education. She is a graduate of Willamette University Law School and has practiced law since 2002.