Rebecca Schwartz

Dean of General Education, (541) 506-6045


Dr. Rebecca A. Schwartz has served as a full time professional in academia since 2008, and is currently the Dean of General Education for Columbia Gorge Community College.  She has held academic and administrative positions at Texas Tech University, Weber State University, Western Kentucky University, and Takeo Board of Education.  Her professional experience includes recruitment, human resource, administration, financial aid, and alumni relations.  Her academic work centers on leadership and policy, especially as it relates to executive level decision-making.  She specializes in high impact programs and student success as well as ethical policy creation as examined through a historical lens. Prior work experience:
Weber State University, Ogden UT
  • Study Abroad Director, 2015-2021
Texas Tech University, Lubbock TX
  • Study Abroad Director/Assistant Director InternationalEducation and Enrollment Management, 2014-2015
Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green KY
  • Study Away Specialist 2012-2014
  • Study Away Coordinator 2014
Japan Exchange and Teaching Program, Saga, Japan, 2008-2011
  • Assistant Language Teacher, 2008-2011
  • District Representative 2009-2010
  • AJET 2010-2011 (Alumni Relations)


  • Ph.D. Educational Leadership and Policy, University of Utah, 2020
  • M.A. Social Responsibility and Sustainable Communities, Western Kentucky University, 2014
  • B.A. International Studies, University of Idaho, 2010
  • Graduate work in Philosophy (applied ethics) Gonzaga University, 2006-2007
  • B.A. Philosophy, University of Idaho 2006