“A small cadre of true believers,” led by founder Marge Holzgang, and Midge Renton, Bill Ford, and Phil Nelson circulate a petition to approve a community college in Grants Pass.
Voters of Josephine County approve the college on 84 acres of donated property on Redwood Highway in Grants Pass.
Original Board of Education is formed: Bill Ford, Midge Renton, Lyle Haley, Lewis Krauss, Bob Rust, Ben Wright, Marge Holzgang, and Anne Basker.
RCC’s first year of operation. 1,000 students enroll. Certificates earned include forestry, horseshoeing, fire science, janitorial, and waitressing.
First computers are networked with Southern Oregon Educational Service District.
RCC expands into downtown Grants Pass locations.
Howard Sims, second RCC president.
RCC Foundation is established.
RCC opens Medford center in KOBI building.
Harvey Bennett, third RCC president.
An estimated 100,000 students have attended RCC by this 20-year milestone.
Grand opening of the Riverside Campus in Medford.
Rick Levine, fourth RCC president.
RCC turns 30.
Peter Angstadt, fifth RCC president.
Grand Opening of the Table Rock Campus in White City. RCC now has three campuses.
Higher Education Center opens.
Grand opening of the Illinois Valley Business Entrepreneurial Center and Illinois Valley Learning Center in Kerby.
RCC launches Ospreys athletics program with soccer and cross country.
RCC purchases a building next door to Table Rock Campus for the purpose of opening the High Technology Center.
Iconic flagpole on Redwood Campus is replaced in a Memorial Day event honoring U.S. military veterans.
Voters of the RCC district approve a $20 million bond for upgrades of facilities and the construction of new buildings on all three campuses.
Cathy Kemper-Pelle, sixth RCC president.
The College will celebrate 50 years of service to the community.