In 2016, Mark Mitsui became president of Portland Community College and is the first Asian American president in the 59-year history of the college, Oregon’s largest. He was selected by the Portland Business Journal as an “Executive of the Year” in 2018 and currently serves on several boards: The Governor’s Workforce and Talent Development Board; the Portland Business Alliance board and the Greater Portland Incorporated board. He also serves on the board of the Community College Baccalaureate Association, the Higher Education Steering Council for Second Nature and the President’s Advisory Council for Phi Theta Kappa.
Prior to working at PCC he served in the Obama Administration as the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Community Colleges in the US Department of Education. President Mitsui holds a bachelor’s degree in Physical Education from Western Washington University, and completed a master’s degree and doctoral studies in Education at the University of Washington.