The 53-year-old Buchele, of Corvallis, has been employed full-time at the college since 1991. She served 12 years as a faculty member before moving into various administration roles, including her most recent position as dean of Workforce Development and Program Effectiveness.
In addition, Buchele has served as dean of Healthcare, E-Learning and Media from 2013-2014, and as dean of Business, Healthcare, and Workforce from 2008 to 2013.
Buchele’s education includes post-doctorate work through Breakthrough Model Academy in Massachusetts, a PhD in Community College Leadership from Oregon State University, and a master’s and bachelor’s degree in Education from the University of Toledo. She starts in her new position July 1.