The Central Oregon Community College board Tuesday appointed Laura Craska Cooper of Prineville to fill a vacancy.
Cooper will represent Zone 2 of the college’s district, which primarily encompasses Crook County. Cooper will take the oath of office Sept. 12 at the board’s next meeting.
She replaces Dr. Joyce Lynn Garrett, who resigned last month. Cooper will serve through June 30, when the term expires.
The position is one of four COCC board openings up for election on the May 2013 ballot.
“I live in a community where the economy is top of mind for everyone," Cooper said in a statement. “A strong community college is vital to rebuilding and diversifying our economy ... and I’m thrilled to be joining the team that is making that happen."
COCC board positions open on the May 2013 ballot are: Zone 1, which is in primarily Jefferson County; Zone 2, primarily Crook County; Zone 3, the city of Redmond and surrounding precincts; and Zone 4, one of three positions that represents the city of Bend and surrounding precincts.